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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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One of America's Most Diverse Universities Launches New Academic Program to...

May 2, 2022
In partnership with Tiber Health, Virginia's only Hispanic-Serving Institution, Marymount University, launches new Master of Science in Medical Sciences in response to state demand for culturally-competent doctors and healthcare professionals in healthcare deserts
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Teaching

May 2, 2022
The idea of using chatbots to help students with administrative tasks is pretty familiar by now. I talk to an instructor whose course is the site of an experiment testing nudges for class assignments. I remind you about the final...
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Why Packback CEO Mike Shannon Says Evolution Fuels His Purpose Discovery

Apr 2, 2022
For me, purpose evolved. At first, I simply wanted to "be an entrepreneur." My hunch was that, as an entrepreneur, I could do good in the world, but I didn't yet have a concept of tying the product to a purposeful impact.
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Chat Bots Bypass 'Communication Clutter' to Help Students

Mar 22, 2022
Can text messages from a chat bot help keep community college students enrolled? A new study suggests the answer is yes - if designed correctly.
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The EdTech Founder With Great Chemistry

Mar 18, 2022
When you think of the founder of an education technology company, you probably don't naturally think of someone with a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering - and not that you should.
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Some Of The Best Jobs Aren't Necessarily The 'Sexiest'

Feb 7, 2022
Careers in insurance, utilities or banking may not seem like the most exciting choices, they can be good ones, explains Lauren Olson, vice president of growth and strategy at Avenica.
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Bitwise acquires software development firm in Denver

Feb 5, 2022
Bitwise acquires software development firm in Denver
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Fresno-based Bitwise expanding with purchase of Denver software developer,...

Feb 5, 2022
Downtown Fresno-based firm Bitwise Industries Inc. announced Thursday it purchased a Denver software developer called Techtonic Inc.
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EXCLUSIVE Pearson buys certification group Credly in deal valued at $200m

Feb 4, 2022
Education group Pearson has agreed to buy the certification company Credly to expand its offering to businesses looking to train and retain workers at a time of tight labour markets and rapid technological innovation.
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Pearson Acquires Credentialing Provider Credly

Feb 3, 2022
Pearson today announced the $200 million acquisition of Credly, expanding its presence in the workforce skills sector.
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