Starting today, we’ll be putting together a regular roundup of the best education stories on the web – everything from new tech trends and tools in the classroom, success stories and tips on personalized learning and OEM, and higher ed and K-12 research findings. This week, get a look at the Department of Education’s latest gainful employment data, a national report on K-12 funding priorities and challenges, three ways to prove the ROI of open education, and more.

Education Dept. Releases Gainful Employment Data

The earnings data show that graduates of certificate programs at public institutions earned nearly $9,000 more than graduates of those programs at for-profit colleges. Read more

White House Recognizes Miami-Dade Schools for Innovation

Miami-Dade was one of 30 school districts recognized for innovative learning practices, with a focus on creating personalized learning materials driven by subject material instead of devices. Read more

New Report: Funding Priorities, Challenges for K-12 Education

The results show 97 percent agree that equity in education should be a national priority. And in the face of budget shortcomings, teachers and principals are spending their own money to help meet students’ needs. Read more

The Switch to Open-Education Resources Could Be Easier Than You Think

For a number of faculty, the idea of converting courses to OER can be daunting. However, the move to   being fully open-education supported isn’t necessarily mean redoing your entire course.  Read more

3 Ways to Prove the ROI of Open Education to Deans and Provosts

Instructors and professors already know that using open-education resources over traditional textbooks can increase student outcomes, but administrators need to be convinced. Read more