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Honing a Vision for Higher Education Some of the nation’s most influential leaders in higher education met last week at the Higher Ed Leaders Forum hosted by The New York Times. They discussed an array of issues facing colleges and universities today, including high... ‘A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College’ A Q&A with Ryan Craig, investor and author of a new book about the changing landscape for education and training credentials and the implications for traditional higher education. The ‘last mile’ in education and training After graduating from college in 1994, I spent a few years at McKinsey & Co. — a young kid in an ill-fitting suit naively but energetically attempting to convince experienced and jaded managers to do their jobs differently. Tiber Health wants to solve the world's doctor shortage While it may look unassuming, with its campus bordered by empty lots, low slung buildings, auto body shops and the freeway, Ponce Health Sciences University is ground zero for an experiment in education that could radically... Investors are paying college students' tuition — but they want a share of future... Melissa Gillbanks is no fan of student loans, so when she was looking for a way to pay for her senior year at Purdue University, she was happy to sign away... A coding school where college grads train and work without spending... Right around this time last year, Edward Young was donning a cap and gown for graduation at St. John’s University in New York. He figured his bachelor’s degree in computer science would open doors to all sorts of tech jobs, but...

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So You Want to Offer an Income-Share Agreement? Here's How 5 Colleges Are...

Feb 15, 2019
As the cost of college continues to feel out of reach for many students, schools and startups are beginning to think of new ways to finance the cost of tuition. Income-share agreements, or ISAs, are one method winning...
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The broken medical school business model

Feb 15, 2019
Why do we continue to produce racially homogenous doctors who aren't prepared for a heterogenous marketplace?
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Edtech company announces $2.5M in new capital

Feb 14, 2019
The education technology company Packback adds $2.5 million in new capital as it grows revenue 2.4x in the past year. The company expects more than half a million students at 200+ universities to have used Packback by the 2019 academic year.
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Investcorp Acquires Major Stake in Tech Training Company, Revature

Feb 13, 2019
Investment management company Investcorp has acquired a controlling stake in Revature, a technology skills-training company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. University Ventures exited its investment in the Reston, Va.-based company, according to a press release.
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Investcorp takes controlling stake in Revature

Feb 12, 2019
Investcorp has acquired a controlling stake in Reston, Virginia-based Revature, a technology talent development company. No financial terms were disclosed. Jefferies LLC served as financial adviser to Revature on the deal.
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INVESTCORP BUYS MAJORITY STAKE IN REVATURE, A VIRGINIA-BASED STAFFING AND...

Feb 11, 2019
Private equity firm Investcorp acquired a controlling stake in Revature, an IT training and staffing firm based in Reston, Va. Revature's founders remain as shareholders.
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Forget taking out a student loan. Purdue University has come up with a new...

Feb 11, 2019
Purdue University says it is the first four-year institution in the country to offer an income-sharing agreement, or ISA.
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The Great Bundling of Work-Force Development

Feb 9, 2019
Colleges may be facing pressure to separate their credentialed learning from their other offerings, Ryan Craig writes. Our work-force development system, meanwhile, could learn a thing or two from higher education.
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GiveCampus Conference Boosts School Fundraising Efforts

Feb 8, 2019
As assistant director of annual giving at John Carroll University, Sloan D. Cargill is part of a team that is always trying to find innovative ways to reach more people and raise more money to advance the Cleveland institution.
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OPINION: College athletics departments do a better job counseling students...

Feb 7, 2019
Five ways that student-athletes are beating the odds after graduation
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