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WANT A WHITE-COLLAR CAREER WITHOUT COLLEGE DEBT? BECOME AN APPRENTICE In health care, financial services, software development — even law — apprenticeships are offering an alternative to paying college tuition. ‘A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College’ A Q&A with Ryan Craig, investor and author of a new book about the changing landscape for education and training credentials and the implications for traditional higher education. 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. 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... Free Market Can Deliver Free College Remember paying your broker $200 a trade? Higher education is at that stage today.
The Covid-19 pandemic forced colleges to shift to online learning, often with disastrous results. Students are no fools...
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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Where Ed Tech's $2-Billion Year Leaves Colleges

Feb 25, 2021
Colleges are laying off personnel, cutting entire academic departments, and otherwise struggling with budgets battered by lower revenues and higher costs. Meanwhile, investors are pouring billions into companies that sell education technology and related services to colleges and schools...
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Why Aren't Progressives Focused on Earn-While-You-Learn Models?

Feb 24, 2021
Programs like Federal Work-Study and apprenticeships get short shrift, but they could help millions of people get educated and trained, Ryan Craig argues.
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ADMITHUB SECURES $16 MM SERIES B TO SCALE AI CHATBOT

Feb 18, 2021
For the average student, college represents a bureaucratic challenge on a scale that many have yet to encounter. That is a problem that chatbot developers like AdmitHub seek to address. On February 16, the Boston-based company announced it had raised a Series B funding round worth $14 million.
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What lies ahead?

Feb 17, 2021
The year that gave us COVID-19 is over now, but the pandemic is far from being in the rearview. #evolve turns to the experts for insight into how the virus figures to impact the workplace in the days and months ahead
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The Future of Skills and Development: 5 Predictions for the Workplace in 2021

Feb 8, 2021
A year ago, the training and workforce landscape was defined by mega-trends that had taken on buzzword status. Employers, education providers and policymakers talked about the shrinking shelf life of skills, the tightening labor market, and the accelerating pace...
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Debt from attending an elite medical school shouldn't keep new doctors from...

Feb 6, 2021
Amedical degree from one of America's elite private medical schools adds prestige to a new doctor's resume. But it can also come with a significant impediment...
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ALUMNI NETWORKS REIMAGINED: Innovations expanding alumni connections to...

Feb 5, 2021
Alumni networks are part of the bill of goods that colleges and universities sell to students. But according to a Strada-Gallup...
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Online Nursing Programs Drive Acquisition

Feb 4, 2021
For-profit Post and American Sentinel Universities announce acquisition built on health-care offerings. The tie-up reveals factors in the nonprofit higher ed market as well.
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13 investors say lifelong learning is taking edtech mainstream

Feb 3, 2021
The venture potential of a startup that caters to individual students - instead of a slow-moving, small-pocketed institution - has a bullish aura that attracts investors.
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Common App Turns to Artificial Intelligence Chatbot to Guide Low-Income and...

Feb 1, 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, college applications dropped, especially among first-generation and low-income students, according to the latest Common App data, which analyzed applications submitted through Nov. 16. For first-generation students...
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