Sustainability, MOOCs, and secret societies: The week's most read education news
This week, Education Dive took a look at what the nation's eight most sustainable campuses — those awarded both a gold STAR rating and a spot on the Sierra Club's top 10 list of green schools — are doing right. Coursera also unveiled 18 new "Specialization" course sequences, and Google upgraded its Classroom LMS to integrate with Google Groups. Meanwhile, Louisiana ed officials asserted that there's too much high-stakes testing, with President Barack Obama, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and AFT President Randi Weingarten all voicing support for eliminating redundant testing.
Be sure to check out our feature on 10 of America's most mysterious campus secret societies and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- Here's what the 8 most sustainable campuses in the US are doing right: What does it take to earn both a Gold STAR Rating and Sierra Club recognition?
- Coursera launches 18 new 'Specializations': Institutions behind the company's latest skills-based programs include Northwestern, Duke, the University of Illinois, and the University of Maryland.
- These 10 secret societies are among higher ed's most mysterious: Whether it be through pop-culture speculation, conspiracy theories, pranks, or good deeds, these organizations have brought their institutions a fair amount of attention over the years.
- Louisiana ed chiefs: Too much testing : Louisiana's Council of Chief State School Officers is looking to reduce the amount of testing in the state.
- Google announces upgrades to Classroom: The two-month-old LMS can now be synced to Google Groups.
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