Educause, Illinois finances, and therapeutic schools: The week's most-read education news
This week, Education Dive continued rolling out its coverage of Educause 2015, including a piece on Google Chief Education Evangelist Jaime Casap's vision for education. Spoiler alert: He doesn't subscribe to the idea that America's education system is broken and terrible.
Also in higher ed, an impending financial crisis for Illinois universities could be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel's back in the state's ongoing budget impasse, necessitating an agreement between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democrat-controlled legislature. Additionally, we took a look at a ValoreBooks study of Institute of Education Sciences data to see which states have the highest out-of-state students. And Coursera became the first company to provide learning content via Apple TV's app store.
Meanwhile in K-12, therapeutic schools, which target underlying issues like trauma and health problems that contribute to poor learning among low-income students, are gaining in popularity. But is the push enough for them to catch on?
Be sure to check out the roundup of all of our Educause coverage and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- 2 things you should know about Google ed evangelist's vision [Educause 2015]: Jaime Casap says schools aren't broken, but they do need to adapt.
- Threat of crisis at Illinois universities could break budget impasse: A deal between the state's legislature and Gov. Bruce Rauner could be forced by the potential that state schools won't be able to keep their doors open.
- What are therapeutic schools, and how are they benefitting low-income students?: More alternative schools with therapeutic approaches are helping disadvantaged youth achieve personal and academic wellness.
- Coursera is Apple TV's first online learning partner: Apple TV is introducing online learning as an embedded element of its product for the first time, adding television to Coursera’s platform flexibility.
- Where do colleges see the highest out-of-state enrollment?: Institute of Education Sciences data shows Alaska, Texas, and California with the largest proportion of in-state students.
- Educause 2015: What you need to know from higher ed IT's premier gathering: Miss the show? We've gathered all of our coverage in one place for your convenience.
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