This week, Kansas' struggles with teacher shortages just weeks before the start of the school year grabbed headlines. Though it's not the only state in the nation facing that issue, its situation may be among the most difficult to contend with given its ongoing legal battle over school funding and cuts to tenure protections in recent years.
Meanwhile, Education Dive took a look at how innovative school models and personalized learning can benefit students with disabilities, and a number of observers in the space considered McGraw-Hill's move away from high-stakes testing and what it means for the market overall.
Are nanodegrees the disruption from MOOCs higher ed has been anticipating? Will even more campuses add "fundraiser" to the list of roles expected of deans? Find out in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- Weeks before school begins, Kansas struggles to hire enough teachers: The state has been embroiled in education controversies over the past several years, including several regarding pay and tenure.
- How tech-driven learning can benefit students with disabilities: Special education also stands to benefit from innovative school models and personalization.
- McGraw-Hill's departure from high-stakes testing signals market shifts: Earlier this summer, the company announced it would end its work on high-stakes end-of-year testing to focus on classroom resources.
- Deans increasingly required to be top fundraisers: An increasingly competitive development environment is seeing deans tackle new responsibilities.
- Are nanodegrees how MOOCs will ultimately disrupt higher ed?: While mini degree programs resemble the trade certificates or extension programs of the past, some see them as the space's latest 'game-changer.'
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