Notes in the Margins: Athletic spending, tech trends and the money-grades link

Apollo to Offer Course on Innovation Apollo Group, the parent company of University of Phoenix, will try to shore up its reputation and revenue with an executive-education course on innovation led by heavy hitters from Harvard and elsewhere. (The Wall Street Journal)

San Jose State program to offer entry-level subjects online High-demand classes will be available online at low cost through a partnership with education group Udacity. San Jose State launched a program Tuesday that will offer low-cost, online classes in entry-level subjects that are often in high demand for students seeking to transfer or obtain a degree. (Los Angeles Times)

Division I schools spend more on athletes than education Public universities competing in NCAA Division I sports spend as much as six times more per athlete than they spend to educate students. (USA Today)

Parents’ Financial Support Linked to College Grades A new national study found that the more college money provided, the lower the student’s grades.(The New York Times)

6 Higher Ed Tech Trends To Watch in 2013 Here are six areas that every IT pro in higher education should keep an eye on during the coming year. (Campus Technology via Education Dive)