This week, Education Dive took a look at the prevalence of testing in
K-12 and a growing federal focus on reexamining the use of exams in
schools. Also in K-12, US News and "World Report issued its 2016 Best
High Schools rankings, topped for the fifth consecutive year by the
School for Talented and Gifted in Dallas, TX." continues Education Dive.
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Meanwhile in higher ed, is supply outpacing demand in online programs? We analyzed a recent episode of the "Higher Ed Live" podcast, which raised the question around online MBA programs and challenges in marketing them. As it turns out, competency-based education is reportedly facing similar questions.
Be sure to check out our look at boosting women in STEM majors and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- Why testing prevails in K-12 education: Educators say mandatory assessments put a strain on learning, but proponents say they are a necessary metric for evaluating progress.
- Supply is up in online ed but demand is down — now what?: Colleges and universities must adapt to a new business model when it comes to marketing their programs to prospective students, recognizing the realities of demand.