Growth mindset, diversity, and Strayer: The week's most-read education news
This week, Education Dive took a look at the growing popularity of promoting a growth mindset and the necessity for educators to first check their own biases before they can be successful in doing so. Additionally in K-12, we examined the need for more than just talk in diversifying school districts.
While many for-profit colleges have struggled in recent years due to increasing federal scrutiny and falling enrollments, Strayer has fared comparably better than most due to a focus on corporate partnerships and "viral" course content. We caught up with [email protected] CEO Kelly Bozarth and Chief Academic Officer and Provost Andrea Backman to find out more. And in other higher ed news, a growing focus on student outcomes is seeing big data provide a path forward in institutional retention initiatives.
Be sure to check out our feature on the criticism leveled at UConn's black male learning community and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- Promoting growth mindset means checking biases at the door, experts say: Before educators can focus on a growth mindset, they must first confront the biases they bring to the table.
- Diversifying school districts requires more than lipservice: Studies indicate that by most standards, U.S. public schools are more segregated now than they were in the 1970s. Educators discuss ways to reverse the trend.
- How Strayer is using partnerships, 'viral' courses to transcend for-profit fray: Execs say high-quality education programs should 'rise above the regulation.'
- UConn's black male learning community draws criticism: Confusion about the community's intent spurred a Civil Rights complaint.
- Big data offers path forward for retention initiatives: Colleges and universities can use big data to develop predictive models that are unique to their student bodies, tailoring efforts to what will work best.
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