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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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More Colleges Are Offering Income-Share Agreements. Are Students Buying In?

Dec 10, 2020
At an event in April 2019, Diane Jones, the Education Department's principal deputy undersecretary, said the department was considering an experiment to help colleges offer income-share agreements (ISAs), a form of financing...
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New Degree Programs Produce Few Diplomas

Dec 8, 2020
A large number of recently launched degree programs fail to graduate many students. Is poor planning to blame?
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New Network to Strengthen Prior Learning Credits

Dec 7, 2020
The American Council on Education is building a network of colleges to work on transferring credit for students' prior learning experience.
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We've got to fix education finance to open the doors to training

Dec 6, 2020
In the wake of the last financial crisis, major banks retreated from lending to learners who hoped to attend trade schools or earn non-degree credentials.
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Get Credentials to Get Ahead, No College Degree Required

Dec 5, 2020
Education is still the most powerful lever for shaping the future, even as the Covid-19 pandemic dramatically changes how students learn.
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AI chatbots are helping students navigate college admissions

Dec 4, 2020
With the help of AI chatbots, high schoolers in Texas can work their way through the college application process with a bit more ease
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IS THIS THE END OF COLLEGE AS WE KNOW IT?

Nov 25, 2020
For millions of Americans, getting a four-year degree no longer makes sense. Here's what could replace it.
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Ghana: Education Unbundling in a Pandemic Era

Nov 24, 2020
Bundling is a situation where the seller combines different items into one package and sells you the whole bunch even if you only wanted one or two items.
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In AI, Colleges See Cost-Effective Ways to Boost Enrollment

Nov 23, 2020
Institutions use a variety of artificial intelligence applications to improve enrollment and retention rates.
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Follow Your Dreams: How This Platform Guides Learners From Passion to...

Nov 12, 2020
Now is the perfect time to start a "passion career," says Rob Kingyens, Founder and CEO of New York-based online learning platform Yellowbrick. But many people struggle to even identify their passions, let alone connect them to a viable career path.
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