In the News This Week

Inside Higher Ed
Beyond Grades
Next wave of student learning assessments from testing firms could be boon for employers and competency-based education.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Accreditor Tells Tiffin U. to Halt Enrollments in Online Venture
The university ran the program, Ivy Bridge College, in partnership with an investors’ group. Advocacy groups had hailed the venture as a promising new model.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Abrupt For-Profit Closures Surprise Regulators
Thousands of students in the Northeast were left in the lurch early this year after their campuses closed. Why didn’t anyone see this coming?

The Washington Post
Social-Media Schooling Is on the Rise – But Is It Necessary?
With social media evolving so quickly, a question is whether professionals need a degree or simply practical training. An industry that is so dependent on tools provided by outside sources could easily become defunct, and skills practiced in school might lack value in the workplace.

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