Gates, UNC scandal, and EdCast: The week's most read education news
This week, Education Dive took a look at seven tech solutions set to split $20 million in funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for courseware that helps low-income students in large-enrollment college courses. That wasn't the only time the foundation popped up in our coverage, though, as Ed Dive: K12 took a closer look at 10 education organizations receiving Gates funds — ranging from the American Institutes for Research to the National Education Association. Meanwhile, The University of North Carolina's cheating scandal made headlines again when a new investigation revealed that over 3,000 students were involved over a period of time spanning almost two decades, and Time Magazine angered educators with the cover line for its story on the battle over teacher tenure.
Be sure to check out our interview with EdCast CEO Karl Mehta and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- These 7 ed tech solutions will split $20M from the Gates Foundation: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is set to fund several projects that help poor students succeed in large-enrollment lower-level college courses.
- 10 ed organizations receiving Gates Foundation funding: Several organizations and think tanks with interests across the board have received funding from Gates, and a few of them might surprise you.
- Over 3,000 students across two decades mixed up in UNC cheating scandal: The latest investigation conducted by a former Justice Department official reveals a wider-ranging fraud than prior probes.
- EdCast CEO: The multiversity can help fend off MOOC disruption: While his company utilizes MOOCs as an open resource, Karl Mehta says its platform doesn't require institutions to give up intellectual property and students to third parties.
- Time Magazine cover ruffles some teachers' feathers: While the article itself is balanced, the magazine's controversial "Rotten Apples" cover is being seen as an attack on educators.
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