Twitter, charters, and STEM: The week's most-read education news
This week, Education Dive took a look at five best practices for K-12 administrators looking to get the most out of Twitter. Also in K-12, Indiana grabbed headlines with its approval of $40M in charter school loans, a move that has prompted questions of whether that much money should be given to schools with D and F grades or even brand new charters without grades at all.
In higher ed, we recapped a LinkedIn seminar that featured a session with Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell on funding, accreditation, and alternative providers, as well as discussion of best marketing practices for recruiting returning students.
Be sure to check out our look at why K-12 should leverage higher ed for STEM instruction and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- 5 ways school leaders can make the most of Twitter: Many administrators are still struggling to get a handle on the social media platform.
- Indiana approves $40M in charter loans: On Wednesday, the state board of education approved enrollment-based allocation of state funds for the schools.
- Mitchell talks funding, accreditation, and alternative providers at LinkedIn seminar: The under secretary of education weighed in on a range of issues facing higher ed today, providing his predictions for the future of the industry.
- Why K-12 should leverage higher ed for STEM instruction: Professor James Dorward shares lessons from Utah State University’s GEAR UP program.
- Marketing to returning students in a digital world: New LinkedIn research shows the importance of knowing your audience and reaching students early.
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