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Interesting website on science-based learning 

AK:  Evidence of colleges closing — shakeout? consolidation?

The number of public colleges edged down to 1,985 in 2016-17, from 1,990 in 2015-16 and 2,009 in 2012-13.

The number of private nonprofit institutions, meanwhile, fell by 33, or 1.7 percent, from 2015-16 to 2016-17, from 1,909 to 1,876. But the 2015-16 number had risen by almost that amount the year before, so it’s not entirely clear how significant that drop is, or how representative it is of what is to come.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/more-colleges-dropping-out-1500506002

AK:  Shamelessly, I present here two articles I wrote, old but still highlighting some of the current challenges:

Vocational vs. broad-based education, an anachronistic distinction?

Liberal arts more or less valuable in the digital age?  

New credentials:  are they worth it? 

Data analytics, the #1 innovation changing higher education?  MOOCS, the most overhyped?  

Design thinking your way into new ideas in higher education 

What is CBE and do we think it’s a good thing?  Why this WGU decision matters.