This week's must-read stories
Empowering women in education
Less than 5% of the executives in the world’s leading firms are women. Against this background, interesting initiatives have gradually been promoted seeking to boost the talent of women, particularly in science and technology, such as Women Techmakers, Girls in Tech, Women Who Code, and GeekGirlsMx.
AltSchool its closing two schools and shifting its focus
AltSchool, the innovative private school backed by Mark Zuckerberg and Peter Thiel, announced is closing the Palo Alto and East Village campuses to focus on licensing educational software to existing schools instead of creating new ones.
Most HigherEd CIOS think the digital transformation will change the sector’s business model
According to Gartner's report 2018 CIO Agenda: Higher Education Industry Insights, 59% of higher education CIOs think there will be a significant business model change due to the digital transformation process. The firm states that CIOs recognize that the top priorities are enrollment and student success, but they are failing to innovate and implement new technologies.
What we are reading
How universities can cultivate creativity in their students (Times Higher Education)
Where the STEM Jobs Are (and Where They Aren’t) (The New York Times)
Education Life: The Disappearing American Grad Student (The New York Times)