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MOOC Meltdown
MOOC Meltdown
Two Steps Back for Online Education

An up-and-down year for MOOCs looks set to end on a down note. Earlier this week, San Jose State prepared to finally put an end end its partnership with Udacity after the failure of a trial program this spring. Meanwhile, edX announced the end of its plans to partner students with employers due to a lack of interest from employers.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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