SEL, policy uncertainty, and Coursera: The week's most-read education news
This week, Education Dive took a look at how districts in California, Texas and Illinois are measuring progress on social-emotional learning, as well as the digital transformation of New Jersey's New Milford High School. And uncertainty about the future of education policy under the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump continued, with many considering what will become of the Common Core standards adopted by many states.
Meanwhile in higher ed, Coursera's new Netflix-like subscription model is aiming to encourage "binge-learning" among users as the platform continues its efforts to level the educational playing field.
Be sure to check out our look at 11 college presidents who are also veterans and more in this week's most-read posts from Education Dive!
- How are districts measuring progress on SEL?: Districts in California, Illinois and Texas have incorporated social-emotional learning in different ways, but all of them are paying attention to measurement.
- What will happen to the Common Core under President Trump?: Trump derided the standards throughout his campaign, and one of the only comments about education on his website was about the need to eliminate them.
- Coursera embraces Netflix subscription model for course access: The online course provider is turning to monthly subscriptions to encourage 'binge-learning.'
- How a New Jersey high school transformed to stay relevant for students: Eric Sheninger, former principal of New Milford High School in New Jersey, led a shift in school design to better prepare students for a digital world.
- 11 college presidents who are also veterans: In honor of Veterans Day, we salute these higher ed leaders who served our country before taking up careers in academia.
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