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Harvard, MIT Part of $800 Million Deal to Push Access to Online Education - The Wall Street Journal

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Harvard, MIT Part of $800 Million Deal to Push Access to Online Education - The Wall Street Journal Harvard, MIT Part of $800 Million Deal to Push Access to Online Education - The Wall Street Journal Posted: 29 Jun 2021 04:00 AM PDT Education-technology company 2U Inc., which runs graduate programs for dozens of top universities, is buying web-based course provider edX, a nonprofit founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for $800 million. The deal combines two major players in online instruction as universities around the world push more aggressively into digital offerings. Many schools scrambled to shift courses online when the pandemic shut campuses last year, and they are now expected to build on—and polish—the programs. The sale proceeds will go to a nonprofit, to be run by Harvard and MIT, that the schools say will focus on reducing inequalities in access to education. It will maintain the open-acc

Making Art in the Physical World | News Center | University of Nevada, Las Vegas - UNLV NewsCenter

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Making Art in the Physical World | News Center | University of Nevada, Las Vegas - UNLV NewsCenter Making Art in the Physical World | News Center | University of Nevada, Las Vegas - UNLV NewsCenter Posted: 07 Apr 2021 12:00 AM PDT This spring, as secondary schools prepared to welcome students back into the classroom, the Barrick Museum of Ar t featured an exhibition of work from UNLV art professor Tiffany Lin . Titled Proof , the exhibition probed ideas around remote learning, an area Lin had been thinking about a lot since the pandemic shutdown in 2020 gave her and her colleagues a crash course in teaching art students online.   Curious to find out more about the world of pandemic-era education, the Barrick's D.K. Sole introduced the artist to Rebecca Weeks, a local art teacher from CCSD's William H. Bailey Middle School. Weeks had just received the 2021 Pacific Region Middle Level Art Educator Award from the National Education Asso

Purdue offering new online master's degree in health administration – WBIW - WBIW.com

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Purdue offering new online master's degree in health administration – WBIW - WBIW.com Purdue offering new online master's degree in health administration – WBIW - WBIW.com Posted: 30 Apr 2021 08:14 AM PDT WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue University is offering a new online  Master of Health Administration  degree designed to train the next generation of health care administrators and to boost the skills and careers of early-career administrators already in the field. Purdue Online graphic The online master's program, now accepting students for fall 2021, will cover a range of health administration-related skills, from strategic planning to workforce management, and methods and tools to ensure cost-effective quality care and patient safety. The 40 credit-hour master's program allows students to enhance their skills in areas such as leadership, operations, quality improvement, and business and communications aspects o

College Consensus Publishes Composite Ranking of the Best Online Public Colleges & Universities for 2021 - PRNewswire

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College Consensus Publishes Composite Ranking of the Best Online Public Colleges & Universities for 2021 - PRNewswire College Consensus Publishes Composite Ranking of the Best Online Public Colleges & Universities for 2021 - PRNewswire Posted: 27 Apr 2021 08:43 AM PDT Public colleges and universities exist to make higher education accessible to as many people as possible. The nation's top public institutions of higher education have proven that accessibility does not require compromising excellence. These schools provide challenging academics while maintaining their commitment to supporting students at all levels and from all backgrounds. Public universities pioneered distance education, with programs like Penn State's correspondence courses in agriculture for farmers, or education by radio and television at the University of Louisville and the University of Wisconsin . Now that the internet is widely available, even in

Announcing next steps in CU Boulder's online education strategy - CU Boulder Today

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Announcing next steps in CU Boulder's online education strategy - CU Boulder Today Announcing next steps in CU Boulder's online education strategy - CU Boulder Today 11 free online courses you can take from UC San Diego in 2021 - Business Insider College Consensus Publishes Composite Ranking of the Best Online Public Colleges & Universities for 2021 - KPVI News 6 Announcing next steps in CU Boulder's online education strategy - CU Boulder Today Posted: 30 Apr 2021 11:13 AM PDT Provost Russ Moore and Chief Operating Officer Patrick O'Rourke today announced CU Boulder's Online Education Team, a collaboration of university experts that will "support faculty with exciting new opportunities to offer innovative, accessible and impactful online learning experiences," according to Moore.  "Our Online Education Team will empower our faculty to leverage their research, scholar

The best local high school in every N.J. county, according to U.S. News - NJ.com

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It’s easy to be great when you can pick your students. That’s why New Jersey’s top public schools in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools list are primarily institutions with selective enrollment that attract top scholars from across their county. But what about the high schools that serve only students who live within district boundaries? Check out the list below to see the top-rated local high school in each of New Jersey’s 21 counties. The U.S. News and World Report methodology focuses on six factors: college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rates. The data used is from the 2018-2019 academic school year, so test scores were not affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Check the full rankings for more schools. Atlantic County Mainland Regional High School National ranking: 2,816 Bergen County Tenafly High School National ranking: 516 Burling

A Proclamation on National Teacher Appreciation Day and National Teacher Appreciation Week, 2021 - The White House

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As the proud husband of an educator who continues, as First Lady, to teach writing at a community college, I have seen firsthand the dedication, selflessness, and vision of our Nation’s educators.  They play so many different roles:  They are mentors who guide with creativity and care; advocates who fight for students’ needs; role models who help students dream and dare more boldly; and leaders who tirelessly support the families and communities that depend on them.  Every day, with every student they reach, educators build the future of our country, and we are grateful for their commitment to our shared future.  This National Teacher Appreciation Day and National Teacher Appreciation Week, we honor the service and passion and celebrate the immeasurable contributions of our Nation’s educators in schools from coast to coast. Throughout history, America’s educators have risen to unprecedented challenges.  Over the past year, with our country facing a cascade of crises, educators have r

Stanford Tops New US News MBA Ranking - Poets&Quants

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Stanford Tops New US News MBA Ranking - Poets&Quants Stanford Tops New US News MBA Ranking - Poets&Quants Posted: 30 Mar 2021 12:00 AM PDT The top five MBA programs, according to U.S. News' 2021 MBA ranking Stanford Graduate School of Business today (March 30) maintained its number one ranking from U.S. News & World Report , while arch-rival Harvard Business School continued to languish on the most influential list of the top U.S. MBA programs. This year, Stanford gained sole possession of the top spot as the Wharton School slid into second place. Harvard gained one spot but ranks fifth this year in a tie with MIT's Sloan School of Management. Unlike recent MBA rankings from both The Economist and the Financial Times , the new U.S. News list ranks every major business school. Only two big B-school brands–Wharton and MIT–declined to provide new data for the ranking due to the COVID 19 pandemic. It is a testament to