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In Coverage of Online Courses, Generalizations Prevail

Feb 7, 2018
Last month, the New York Times published an Op-Ed by Professor Susan Dynarski, who teaches education, public policy, and economics at the University of Michigan. The headline reads...
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College Corner: Paying for college as a percentage of future earnings

Feb 7, 2018
One of the least enjoyable aspects of being a college adviser is discussing the cost of college with families. I always feel demoralized that there are not enough financially viable options.
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To transform hiring, trio switches gear from investor to entrepreneur

Feb 7, 2018
Based in Mumbai with operations in California, Hyderabad and Africa, Shortlist screens candidates using predictive chat-based interviews and online competency-based assessments.
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How Portfolium can boost your career and spark connections

Feb 7, 2018
Portfolium is a "digital portfolio" that provides students with the opportunity to build their next-generation resume in a more interactive way. The platform allows for a variety of customizations that help showcase individual...
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Making Apprenticeships Work: Five Policy Recommendations

Feb 6, 2018
In many ways, the apprenticeship model can help answer the questions that keep lawmakers and innovators up at night - questions about how we can reimagine our approach to higher education in ways that expand opportunity, promote...
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Report on Making Apprenticeships Work

Feb 5, 2018
Amid increasing bipartisan interest in expanding apprenticeship opportunities in this country, a new report from the University Ventures Fund includes policy recommendations for how to best harness new federal investment in the space.
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Online Textbook and Discussion Platform Packback Puts Away $4.2M in Series A...

Feb 1, 2018
PACKED WALLET: Online discussion platform Packback has raised $4.2 million in a Series A round led by University Ventures. The Chicago-based startup, which also offers online textbooks, previously raised $4 million in funding from investors including...
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Trustees approves OOHLALA contract

Feb 1, 2018
Acting swiftly to take advantage of a discounted price, the Cloud County Community College board of trustees, during its January meeting Tuesday night, approved a three-year contract with OOHLALA Mobile...
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Rosalyn Gold-Onwude Is Going Places - and She's Taking Women of Color With Her

Feb 1, 2018
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude is already having a pretty eventful year. The 30-year-old basketball analyst recently landed an international deal with Turner Sports after spending three seasons as the Golden State...
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Mark Cuban, Other Investors Put More Money Into AI Startup Packback

Feb 1, 2018
As Packback continues its pivot away from an online textbook platform and into artificial intelligence software for college courses, Mark Cuban and other investors are pouring more money into the Chicago startup.
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