Textbooks and presidents: The week's most read education news
This week, we took a look at two perspectives on the future of college textbooks. Meanwhile, Florida State University moved forward in its search for a new president with only one candidate — state Senator John Thrasher. Also this week: Middlebury College faculty, in a non-binding vote, pressured the institution to abandon a partnership with K12 Inc., and Coursera co-founder Andrew Ng left his day-to-day role with the company for a new job.
Be sure to check out our feature on 4 student data misconceptions and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- 2 perspectives on the future of college textbooks: What do a textbook-publisher-turned-ed-tech company and a student advocacy group have to say about the future of college textbooks?
- Florida State U. forges ahead with sole presidential candidate: Despite objections from students and faculty, state Sen. Jon Thrasher is a search committee's only candidate for the position.
- Faculty push Middlebury College to cut ties with K12 Inc.: In a non-binding vote, faculty members rejected a partnership with the online education company.
- 4 of the biggest myths surrounding the student data debate: The Data Quality Campaign offers insight into the biggest miscommunications regarding the use of big data in schools.
- Coursera co-founder leaving day-to-day role: Andrew Ng will remain as chairman of the company, despite taking a new job at Baidu.
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