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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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PEOPLE: REVATURE, CARE.COM, GAVA TALENT SOLUTIONS, TRIPLE CROWN CONSULTING,...

Feb 19, 2018
Revature, an IT training and staffing firm based in Reston, Va., added Heidi West and Ian Brown to its partner team, both as VPs of strategic accounts.
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Making apprenticeships work

Feb 18, 2018
Today's dynamic labor market is fueling an unprecedented sense of urgency among policymakers and executives alike. The shrinking shelf life of skills has been well documented. According to LinkedIn, many of the skills needed for...
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LinkedIn and Microsoft will now write your resume for you

Feb 16, 2018
Finding the right words to describe your last job no longer needs to be a thesaurus-combing ordeal. Microsoft and LinkedIn can automatically do it for you.
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Fashion Institute of Technology Launches Beauty Industry Essentials Program

Feb 15, 2018
The online program consists of seven courses that give students an in-depth introduction to the beauty industry.
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Naylor Association Solutions Partners with Credly to Bring Digital...

Feb 14, 2018
Naylor partners with Credly to bring digital credentialing to its career centers.
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Blockchain is this year's buzzword - but can it outlive the hype?

Feb 14, 2018
The open-source ledger behind bitcoin is touted as revolutionary for everything from banking to health, but the jury is still out
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The Future of Workplace Learning

Feb 13, 2018
A number of factors ailing the traditional higher education industry have some calling into question what its role will be in preparing students for the future workforce.
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Virginia Tech selects Portfolium

Feb 13, 2018
Portfolium, a leading cloud-based ePortfolio platform that enables students to capture, curate, and convert skills into attractive job offers, has today announced it has partnered with Virginia Tech through their University Libraries.
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Taking a cut of student's future paychecks has Silicon Valley investors...

Feb 11, 2018
The first experiment was a failure. In the 1970s, Yale University offered tuition to a group of students in exchange for a percentage of their future incomes. Adapting a 1955 idea by economist Milton Friedman to...
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President Trump Uses the Wrong Word (as Usual)

Feb 9, 2018
When our wordsmith in chief says community colleges should become more vocational, he may not mean what he thinks he means. But he does have a point, writes Ryan Craig.
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