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IPO filing shows Instructure's focus on sales and marketing

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As the LMS provider prepares to go public, financial disclosures show the company has spent on sales and marketing at a much higher rate than competitors -- but has rapid growth to show for it.

Dispute on required math textbook escalates into broader debate about costs and academic freedom

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Reprimand for faculty member who assigned less expensive options than his department's preference (book by two of its own) sets off debate on academic freedom and expensive books.

Berkeley astronomer resigns over sexual harassment investigation

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When Berkeley didn't fire an astronomer it found to have mistreated female students for years, his colleagues took steps to force him out.

Education Department will experiment with aid eligibility for boot camps and MOOCs

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Education Department will open up federal aid to a limited number of partnerships between colleges and boot camps and MOOC providers, with a secondary goal of testing new forms of accreditation.

Popular lecturer at Berkeley will lose job despite strong record of promoting student success

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Why is Berkeley getting rid of a popular mathematics instructor who seems to be achieving more student success than others without dreaded homework or quizzes?

Lynn University and General Assembly team up on credit-bearing study abroad

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Lynn University will issue a semester's worth of college credits for Lynn students who complete a 16-week program at General Assembly, a nonaccredited skills boot camp. Will other colleges follow?

Study finds tangible benefits for learners from Coursera's massive open online courses

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Study explores outcomes in Coursera's massive open online courses, suggesting many learners come away with tangible career and educational benefits.

Study finds that students earn better grades from teaching assistants of same race/ethnicity

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Study finds that students earn better grades from teaching assistants of same race or ethnicity.

General Assembly leads coding boot camps into the regulated side of higher education

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Coding academies and boot camps are growing fast. State agencies started paying attention to short-term training programs last year, in a move that may have helped the industry.

North Carolina A&T State U, an HBCU, plans online education expansion

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Historically black North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State U, which aims to increase its enrollment by nearly 50 percent over the next decade, is one of several HBCUs that see online education as a way to grow.

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