Hauntings, skills gaps, and infomercials: The week's most read education news
This week, Education Dive took a look at a recent New America report's nine recommendations for closing higher education's workplace skills gap, as well as five opportunities for K-12 schools to bring more funding to classrooms. Meanwhile, Blackboard debuted its new Bb Grader app for iOS tablets, letting educators grade assignments and offer feedback on the go, and the University of Akron made headlines with faux infomercials that actually seem to be putting its students on track to graduate on time.
Be sure to check out our feature on 10 of American higher ed's most haunted campuses and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- These 10 campuses are among America's most haunted: Long, sometimes-disputed histories and creepy old buildings are the perfect recipe for ghost stories and strange happenings.
- 9 recommendations for closing higher ed's workplace skills gap: A report by New America senior analyst Mary Alice McCarthy lays down the problems with higher education's approach to preparing students for careers.
- Blackboard debuts Grader app: The iOS tablet app allows educators to track, sort, and grade student assignments and offer multimedia feedback.
- U of Akron 'infomercials' push 15-credit semesters: The fake infomercials are part of a marketing campaign aimed at helping students graduate on time.
- Need extra money for the classroom? Check out these 5 grant opportunities: From character education to amateur radio, a number of organizations have great opportunities available to help fund a better learning experience.
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