Friday, August 03, 2012
Educational Web sites for students and teachers are thriving as more states, including New York, adopt the Common Core curriculum and move toward a somewhat more unified system of teaching and testing. E-learning companies see the standards as a great opportunity, but some warn that it is another way of bringing the private sector into public education.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
President Obama began his 2012 presidential campaign last month with a stop at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he addressed young, swing-state voters about the need for affordable higher education in the coming decades. The question that remains is how can public universities keep tuition costs down in a depressed economy. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology might have an answer. This spring, MIT announced the launch of MITx, an online learning platform that offers MIT classes for free.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
After several months of reporting on K12, a publicly traded company that manages online learning programs, "a portrait emerges of a company that tries to squeeze profits from public school dollars by raising enrollment, increasing teacher workload and lowering standards," The New York Times reports.