Missed enrollment goals and scandal best practices: The week's most-read education news
This week, Education Dive took a look at higher ed's efforts to raise its profile via workforce development programs, as well as best practices for institutions seeking to rebound from campus scandal.
Additionally, some 35% of institutions failed to meet enrollment goals in 2016, according to a recent survey of more than 440 colleges and universities nationwide. And for-profit coding bootcamps, celebrated in many circles for providing affordable, efficient career development opportunities compared to traditional degrees, are now being eyed for their bubble-bursting potential.
Meanwhile in K-12, the latest round of PISA scores highlight the need for increased partnership with higher ed institutions to boost student achievement.
Be sure to check out our look at how new AP courses are expanding computer science education and more in this week's most-read posts from Education Dive!
- 35% of colleges missed enrollment goals in 2016: As student enrollment decreases nationwide, financial aid spending and competition from larger schools are growing at alarming rates.
- Higher ed seeking new ways to spur interest and access to workforce development: Institutions and advocacy organizations are using program creation and scholarship support to expose students to higher paying career options.
- Are coding bootcamps the next higher ed bubble to burst?: Once viewed as the great higher education solution to rising costs and a lack of professional training, coding bootcamps may be the first casualty in the end of the alternative credentialing movement.
- PISA scores highlight need for K-12, higher ed partnerships: Some colleges are working with K-12 schools and districts to improve global academic outlook.
- Experts share best practices for campus scandal rebound: Looking to Baylor as a high profile example of a major crisis threatening to upend the institution, leaders from various sectors share best practices.
- Computer science education expands with new AP courses: Hour of Code events introduce 100 million kids to computer science in a week, but schools are going beyond that with year-long courses, including new Advanced Placement options.
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