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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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'Free College' Could Make America College-Free

Aug 9, 2018
The issue is becoming a partisan one, which could further undermine Republican support for higher education. Those concerned about college affordability...
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Education Design Lab and Credly partner to boost credentialing

Aug 9, 2018
DC-based non-profit Education Design Lab announced a partnership with Credly to designate colleges and universities as authorized issuers of their set of 21st Century Skills credentials.
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Last-Mile Training as an Alternative to Higher Ed with Ryan Craig

Aug 9, 2018
Coding bootcamps feature intense training sprints aiming at specific IT jobs. Most aren't cheap but feature high placement rates-they are rapid reliable pathways to good first jobs.
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To Ease Debt, College Asks for Cut of Students' Future Paychecks

Aug 8, 2018
Faced with the prospect of crippling debt after graduation, some college students may be able to forgo costly loans and hand over a cut of their future paychecks to their schools in return for reduced tuition.
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A prominent Blackboard exec has left to join a local startup. Here's why.

Aug 7, 2018
Blackboard Chief Strategy Officer Katie Blot has joined Vemo Education. Vemo recently moved its offices from Oakton to Rosslyn...
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Higher Education Innovation: 25 Examples of Excellence

Aug 6, 2018
As technology advances and the job market becomes more competitive, what it means to receive "a good education" is changing rapidly...
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Career Ready High Schools

Aug 4, 2018
What if high school offered a fast path to a great first job? After reviewing Ryan Craig's new book outlining "the faster + cheaper revolution...
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NJ Council of Community Colleges selects Examity for test security solutions

Aug 3, 2018
The New Jersey Council of Community Colleges has chosen Examity, a provider of online proctoring and identity verification, to offer test security solutions.
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Nonprofit Seeks Test Pilots for Digital Credentials Push

Aug 2, 2018
Education Design Lab, a nonprofit that's testing out new models for education that integrate credentials, has teamed up with...
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Two Pa. colleges offer new way to pay for school; graduates pay from future...

Aug 1, 2018
Consider these alarming factoids: The average student debt for a college graduate in 2017 is $37,172, according to Debt.org, a national debt relief...
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