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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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Innovators Worth Watching: MissionU

Jul 12, 2017
Earlier this year, MissionU revealed its much anticipated plan to provide postsecondary education and a debtless future. The announcement sent the higher education space into a frenzy. How could it not? This no-frills...
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Learning In The Future: 15 Early-Stage Ed Tech Companies To Watch

Jul 11, 2017
Many of these ed tech companies focus on connecting learners and teachers, offering access to experts, and keeping learners entertained.
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Skills-oriented apprenticeship can trump bachelor's-or-bust

Jul 10, 2017
Earlier this month, President Trump signed an executive order to double the amount of funding for apprenticeship programs, up to nearly $200 million. The goal is, in Trump's words...
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A New Approach to Scholarship Aid Deserves Foundation Attention

Jul 10, 2017
An emerging form of financial aid based on future income could help students at Arizona State University and elsewhere fund their educations - and return the favor by providing tuition assistance to future students.
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What a Reinvented College Looks Like: 4 Alternative Higher-Ed Models

Jul 7, 2017
It has become increasingly popular to say that higher education needs to go back to the drawing board - that the best way to improve college is to start new campuses from scratch or radically reinvent old ones.
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