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Persona Learning Ranked Top 50 overall and Top 3 for Association for 2016

Ranked #19 Learning Management System platform overall and Top 3 for Associations out of 690 systems! No stranger to being among “best in class” we continue to disrupt the eLearning industry by simultaneously pursuing platform differentiation while providing award winning platforms at a lower cost than all competitors. Experience for yourself what all the excitement is about and […]

Helpful or a Hindrance? Congress Hears About the Role of Accreditation and Online Partnerships

By Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed Syndicated News A one-hour phone conversation between officials at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a regional accreditor was necessary for the creation of one of the biggest developments in the MOOC craze. Whether that discussion was a regulatory burden or a courtesy call depends on whom you ask. […]

L.A. school board approves $113M budget for training in new Common Core curriculum

The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday approved a proposal to spend $113 million to implement new learning standards, an issue that became surprisingly controversial and contributed to the resignation of the district’s No. 2 administrator. The plan for the money launched a protracted discussion that spanned three meetings and three weeks. The purpose […]

Business Executives Push Common Core Hard: Is it Moving?

Business executives from a variety of fields continued a high-profile push to support the Common Core State Standards at an event in Washington today hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, stressing the importance of the standards to students’ ability to transition from school to the labor market and to improving the country’s […]

Layoffs arrive at Blackboard

Bill Flook Staff Reporter- Washington Business Journal Syndicated Article Blackboard Inc. carried out a round of layoffs last week as part of a broader reorganization by CEO Jay Bhatt, the latest in a string of actions aimed at revitalizing the 16-year-old ed-tech behemoth. Bhatt, in an interview Tuesday evening, confirmed the job cuts, which he […]