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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... 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... 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. Where Non-Techies Can Get With the Programming When the Georgetown University Law Center offered computer programming last year, it was an experiment, a single class for about 20 students. It was filled almost instantly, and the waitlist swelled... Santelli Exchange: Student loan debt outpaces credit card... Daniel Pianko, Co-founder & Managing Director, University Ventures & CNBC's Rick Santelli discuss consumer credit & H.R.795

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The looming student loan subprime catastrophe - and how to fix it

Jul 22, 2017
The Trump administration inherited a massive student loan mess from the Obama administration, which inherited the seedlings of today's crisis from the Bush administration. Over a million Americans now default on their student loans each year. And if Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her team fail to act fast, they will soon become complicit...
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University Ventures acquires GradStaff, which rebrands as Avenica

Jul 22, 2017
University Ventures has acquired Minneapolis-based GradStaff, a recruiting firm focused on placing recent college graduates into entry-level positions. No financial terms were disclosed. As a result of the transaction, GradStaff has now rebranded as Avenica.
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GRADSTAFF REBRANDS TO AVENICA AFTER PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM ACQUISITION

Jul 22, 2017
GradStaff, a recruiting firm focused on entry-level workers, completed its rebranding to Avenica. It also announced its acquisition by University Ventures, a private equity firm whose portfolio targets the school-to-work pathway.
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University Ventures buys GradStaff of Minneapolis

Jul 22, 2017
Minneapolis-based GradStaff, a college-student recruitment and job-placement firm that has accelerated its growth in recent years, has been acquired by University Ventures, a private equity firm that says it is the leading education-to-employment private equity firm.
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Revature Teams with CUNY and Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New...

Jul 22, 2017
Revature, a leading technology talent development company, today announced it is extending its strategic partnership with the City University of New York (CUNY) to include Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York (WiTNY) on several initiatives designed to increase the number of women working in technology.
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NEXT: The University of Phoenix Rises

Jul 17, 2017
It has been a rough couple of years for the University of Phoenix. The upstart college founded in the 1970s by John Sperling aimed to provide higher education aimed specifically at working adults. In the late early 2000s, the University of Phoenix expanded its offerings to more directly compete...
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Credly Receives Open Badges Certification

Jul 17, 2017
Digital credentials provider Credly has become the first platform to receive official certification from the IMS Global Learning Consortium for compliance with the Open Badges Standard. Originally developed by the Mozilla Foundation, the Open Badges...
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USA Funds' new tack: Bet millions on education startups

Jul 17, 2017
USA Funds had long been preparing to adopt a new mission after decades as the nation's largest student loan guarantor. The Dec. 31 ownership transfer of the...
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Why These Harvard Dropouts Hired a 60-Year-Old Yale-Educated CEO

Jul 17, 2017
A trio of college entrepreneurs were hauling in $100,000 a month from their Ed Tech startup. They dropped out and gave up the CEO role to a 60 year old serial entrepreneur. Here's why...
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125+ Education Twitter Accounts to Follow

Jul 12, 2017
We love Twitter. Not only is this social media platform a powerful way to engage with a large audience, but it is also a great way to gain and share knowledge. You can use it grow your...
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