Instructure IPO and higher ed social media trends: The week's most-read education news
Despite Thanksgiving and the holiday season fast approaching, there's no slowing down in big ed stories.
In higher ed, Instructure, the company behind the Canvas LMS, raised $70 million in its IPO. Meanwhile, a new report from CASE, Huron Education, and mStoner Inc. detailed five major higher ed social media trends. And in Oregon, a statewide program is preparing to send 7,000 students to community college tuition-free.
Can the federal government improve K-12 ed for the nation's Native and indigenous population? We took a look at the struggles an Obama initiative is working to overcome in closing significant achievement gaps within the Bureau of Indian Education's schools.
Be sure to check out our feature on the push to clean up California's for-profit virtual schools by AG Kamala Harris and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- Instructure goes public, raising $70 million with 4.4 million shares: The maker of the Canvas learning management system is far from profitable, but it's successful first day as a public company shows investors believe in its growth potential.
- New report outlines 5 major trends in social media use across higher ed: The annual report from CASE, Huron Education, and mStoner Inc. shows just how embedded social media has become in higher education operations.
- Oregon Promise prepares to accept 7,000 tuition-free students : The second statewide promise program, after Tennessee, expects 7,000 students to attend community college with free tuition at the start of the next academic year.
- Ambitious plans to improve Native and indigenous ed meet skepticism: For years, the dismal math and reading levels of American Indian and Alaskan Native youth have remained stagnant. Can an overhaul of the Bureau of Indian Education change that?
- Can California AG's new bureau clean up for-profit virtual schools?: A K12 Inc subpoena revealed in an SEC filing shows the Kamala Harris is collecting information about virtual charters in a wider investigation.
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