This week, news broke that a prominent U.S. politician, former president Bill Clinton, is on the payroll of one for-profit college, while another for-profit caught students by surprise with its unexpected closure. Meanwhile, Education Dive also caught up with Vantage Learning CEO Peter Murphy to talk about how computers can now grade essays as effectively as humans.
Be sure to catch up on these stories and more, including our look at 6 colleges cutting tuition, in this week's most-read education news. And stay on the lookout next week for our coverage of CES' education conference, TransformingEDU.
- Why 6 colleges are cutting tuition: Some schools have slashed prices drastically, with reductions from 20% up to 43%.
- Former president Clinton on for-profit college payroll: Clinton works for Laureate Education Inc., the country's biggest for-profit college company by enrollment.
- For-profit school shuts down, taking students by surprise: Some students and teachers were told to get out mid-lecture.
- Vantage Learning CEO: Computers can now competently grade essays: After decades of R&D, Peter Murphy's company has an adaptive learning solution for written work.
- Struggling small college found salvation in online courses: Southern New Hampshire University bet big on the Internet.
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