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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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MPOWER secures $110m, expands to Canada

Dec 28, 2018
International student loan provider MPOWER Financing has raised $110million in funding to support new product growth and technology enhancements, and expand its student loan portfolio, while the company expands into Canada.
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Boulder software developers look to grow apprenticeship program

Dec 21, 2018
A software development company is looking to close the talent gap in coding through a program to create more diverse developers.
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Skills to Pay the Bills

Dec 20, 2018
Ryan Craig, a venture capital investor at University Ventures, recently wrote that many entry-level jobs require industry-specific business software experience.
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Grand Canyon's OPM Business Takes Shape

Dec 19, 2018
Grand Canyon University's for-profit spin-off takes a bold step into the online program management space with acquisition of Orbis Education.
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When it comes to diversity, tech's idealism keeps falling short

Dec 17, 2018
There's still a wide gap between talking about change and making it happen.
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Techtonic Names Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm To Board

Dec 15, 2018
Techtonic announced this week that it has appointed Jennifer Granholm, two-time Governor and former Attorney General of Michigan as the fifth member of its Board.
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Existential education error: Failing to train students on software

Dec 14, 2018
Although many of the milestones of the digital revolution have sprung directly from the research output of America's colleges and universities, like Athena from Zeus's forehead, on the instructional side, American higher education...
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Student loans provider MPOWER Financing raises $110 M funding

Dec 14, 2018
MPOWER Financing said it has completed its largest funding round of $110 million on Thursday. The funding round was led by Gray Matters Capital and Community Investment Management (CIM).
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COMPTIA INTRODUCES DIGITAL BADGES FOR CERTIFICATION HOLDERS

Dec 14, 2018
CompTIA, the world's leading technology industry association and the top provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications for technology professionals around the globe, today launched a new digital badging program for its certification holders.
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How To Attract And Retain Millennial Employees In 2019

Dec 14, 2018
Having 56 million active workers in the United States, millennials (those born between 1981 and 1996) compose the largest generation in the American labor force.
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