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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... 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... 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... 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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Forging Connections: Reflections on the NACAC 2017 National Conference

Sep 20, 2017
The NACAC 2017 National Conference, held here in Boston last week, says something about the essence of higher education. Thousands of high school and college counsellors and other recruitment professionals...
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University Ventures, others back HR tech startup Shortlist

Sep 20, 2017
HR tech startup Shortlist has raised $1 million (around Rs 6.4 crore) in seed investment from US-based venture capital firm University Ventures and a clutch of other investors.
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MissionU Welcomes Its First Class and an $8.5M Series A Round

Sep 20, 2017
Just a week after welcoming its first cohort of 30 students to class, startup university MissionU is opening its doors to a few other guests: education-minded investors. The company announced it has raised $8.5 million in a Series A round led by FirstMark Capital.
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Tiber Health wants to solve the world's doctor shortage

Sep 20, 2017
The medical school in Ponce, Puerto Rico seems like an unlikely place to start a revolution in...
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MissionU raises $8.5M to build an alternative one-year education program

Sep 20, 2017
Adam Braun, a consultant-turned-educational non-profit founder, will say he's had a lot of good fortune that's helped him position himself in a way to see the education system from a birds-eye...
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Top Rating for U.S. on Skills Training

Sep 16, 2017
The U.S. gets high marks on World Economic Forum index on human capital development, which could ease worries about higher education's contribution to a skills gap. But some experts are skeptical.
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This new way of paying for college may be about to take off

Sep 16, 2017
Income share agreements (ISAs) allow students to finance part of their education by pledging a portion of their future income.
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MissionU raises $8.5 million to give students a debt-free education

Sep 16, 2017
MissionU wants to offer college-level students the opportunity to get a debt-free education and announced today that it has secured $8.5 million to do just that. FirstMark Capital led the round, with participation from existing investors First Round Capital, University Ventures, Box Group, Rethink Education, and Learn...
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Students Get Tuition Aid for a Piece of Their Future

Sep 14, 2017
Income share agreements seem poised to take off, as costs and debt loads rise
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Brent Grinna Featured on CBS Radio Boston

Sep 10, 2017
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