Dyslexia, for-profits and CIOs: The week's most-read education news
This week, Education Dive took a look at how schools can use Dyslexia Awareness Month as an opportunity to focus on the quality of services they provide around a condition that impacts as many as one in five people.
Meanwhile in higher ed, players in the for-profit sector continue facing federal scrutiny, with Walden University among the latest to fall under the microscope. Across both higher ed and K-12, however, for-profit endeavors have largely proven unsustainable, and the Atlantic recently explored how the broken nature of education mixed with the ego and drive of for-profit managers has made for a combustible combo. But for-profits aren't the only ones feeling the pain in the current higher ed climate, as many institutions continue facing hurdles as public confidence wanes.
And on the lighter side, we continued our higher ed CIO series by asking 9 college and university tech chiefs why IT professionals should choose higher ed over private industry, where they could conceivably make more money.
Be sure to check out our look at three charts showing for-profit education's collapse and more in this week's most-read posts from Education Dive!
- Walden U is latest for-profit under investigation: The online institution is making headlines for alleged predatory practices in marketing and job placement.
- Dyslexia Awareness Month offers schools opportunity to reflect on quality of services: As many as one in five people have symptoms of dyslexia, and the condition impacts a significant portion of student bodies.
- Institutions facing new hurdles as public confidence in higher ed wanes: A recent report shines a light on new potential glitches in the industry's value proposition, as a growing majority of Americans report the cost and value of higher education is not worth the investment.
- 9 CIOs share why they chose higher ed over private sector: Mission and benefits weigh heavily among other factors in decisions to choose academia.
- Why the for-profit education business model is unsustainable: The Atlantic offers a cautionary tale of the difficulty for education business models to find traction in a changing marketplace.
- These 3 charts show the collapse of for-profit education: In just four short years, the sector has gone from a higher ed cash cow to a symbol of the industry's greatest troubles.
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