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Is there an alternative to college?

Sep 14, 2018
A fundamental transformation is underway in how we access education throughout our lives. Rather than plug into the formal structures of traditional colleges and universities when we need to gain skills, a growing number of us are navigating...
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Freezing 'summer melt' in its tracks: Increasing college enrollment with AI

Sep 13, 2018
When people say, "Showing up is 80 percent of life," they likely mean it in a metaphorical sense. Yet, showing up is literally the problem for many prospective college students. Annually, 10-20 percent of high school seniors who are admitted to college...
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Washington State U Deploys Proctoring Tech to Support Growth in Online Testing

Sep 12, 2018
Washington State University has made a deal with Examity to use its online proctoring platform exclusively for up to 18,000 exams per year. And that number is expected to grow by 20 percent over the next seven...
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How "last-mile training" can help close the skills gap

Sep 11, 2018
An interview with EdTech investor Daniel Pianko
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Helping Make College Application Decisions: Private Admission Counselors

Sep 10, 2018
The data are devastating: a majority of students entering college full-time fail to graduate in four years, and roughly two out of five haven't even earned a degree in six years. There is a monumental mismatch...
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What Every College Leader Should Know About Blockchain

Sep 5, 2018
Amid the hype, the technology really does have major implications for higher education research, accountability and credentials, Daniel Pianko writes.
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Sparking A Talent Race-To-The-Top

Sep 1, 2018
The last time I applied to jobs (admittedly, a few years ago now), it was a miserable experience. Dozens of applications, dozens of hours wasted on job boards and cover letters, and what did I have to show...
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Higher education needs a new approach to finance

Aug 30, 2018
Since Lackawanna College's inception, our programs and mission have been tightly coupled with in-demand jobs in the region - jobs that provide family-sustaining wages...
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Here's how coding apprenticeships close the skills gap

Aug 30, 2018
Heather Terenzio, Techtonic Group CEO, discusses her coding bootcamp and how it helps develop tech talent.
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Baystate Business: The Innovation Economy (Radio)

Aug 29, 2018
On the Monday, August 20 edition of Bloomberg Baystate Business we spoke with Massachusetts State Senator Eric Lesser who believes that Governor Baker has turned his back on the innovation economy.
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