Spending and achievement: The week's most read education news
This week, Education Dive took a look at trends in higher ed family and institutional spending. Meanwhile, Kentucky State University's interim president took a $90,000 pay cut to fund raises for some of the school's lowest-paid employees, and 2U announced promising second-quarter results. And in Common Core news, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, took a closer look at the standards' math requirements and saw an over-emphasis on "visual models and creating stories."
Be sure to check out our feature (and infographic) detailing the relationship between poverty and achievement and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- 7 trends in family and institutional higher ed spending: Two recent reports provide valuable insight on trends in college spending by families, as well as the institutions themselves.
- Kentucky State president funds raises with $90K pay cut: Interim President Raymond Burse says some of the school's lowest-paid employees were making as little as $7.25 an hour.
- Poverty and student achievement by the numbers [Infographic]: What does data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2014 Kids Count Report reveal?
- 2U's revenue up 32% in Q2 as losses decelerate: CEO and co-founder Chip Paucek sees continued growth as the company meets one of its annual goals.
- UC-Berkeley math professor finds Common Core lacking: Are the standards too focused on visual models and stories?
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