University workplaces and Olympians: The week's most read education news
This week, Education Dive took a look at some of Glass Door's best (and worst) higher ed workplaces to gauge what qualities employees in the space value. Meanwhile, Utah Senator Mike Lee called for higher education reform, demanding that the "higher education cartel" of the accreditation and student loan system stop stifling innovation. The Los Angeles Unified School District's iPad program hit yet another roadblock, as well, when current regulations prevented school officials from having full access to a Pearson curriculum purchased for the devices.
In a week that saw the Sochi Winter Olympics kick into high gear, Utah's Westminster College in Utah was also revealed as the source of 10% of Team U.S.A. Check out our look at 6 Olympians who became educators and more in this week's most read Education Dive posts!
- What makes a university a great (or terrible) place to work?: We looked at 5 of the best- and worst-ranked universities on Glassdoor and found similar factors that made or broke each of them.
- 6 Olympians who became educators: From administration to teaching, these world-class athletes found a place in the classroom.
- Senator rails against 'higher education cartel' : He wants states to be able to set up accreditation systems.
- One school is behind 10% of U.S. Olympians : Westminster College in Utah sent 230 athletes to Sochi.
- L.A. school officials can't view iPad curriculum : A rule on contract bidders also means school officials can't contact the company providing the materials.
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