Code Burst: Former Mined Minds Apprentice Susan Graves Puts on Her CPA Hat

“From what I could tell, the Mined Minds apprentices were being paid from the for-profit, but were being counted as apprentices of the non-profit. So […]

Classcraft Raises $7.5 Million Series A to Scale Role-Playing Classroom Video Game

Classcraft, on September 17, announced it had raised $7.5 million in Series A funding. The company, which has offices in New York and Sherbrooke, Quebec, […]

“I Wish I Got a Degree” Billyjack Buzzard Reflects on His Time at Mined Minds

“In the beginning, I really believed in this company, and really thought it was going somewhere. But in the end, I saw their true colors. […]

Community Colleges Improved STEM Persistence by 10% by Sending Text Message ‘Nudges’

Over 21 million Americans enrolled in college in the fall of 2011. Six years later, only about 12.6 million had attained a degree. The current […]

Just 45% of U.S. High Schools Offer Computer Science Education, While Gender and Racial Achievement Gaps Persist

Calls to address skills gaps in the tech industry still populate media coverage. But only 45% of U.S. high schools currently offer computer science classes. […]

ISA Marketplace Platform edly Secures Seed Funding

The New York startup edly, which provides a marketplace for income share agreements (ISAs), announced on September 3 that it had secured seed funding to […]

Do Webinars Work?

Webinars might be the most flexible and diverse form of online learning available today. They can serve as a technical how-to, a marketing vehicle, a […]

Chegg Announces $80 Million Cash Deal to Acquire Thinkful, an Online Coding Bootcamp Provider

Chegg announced on September 4 that it had signed a deal to acquire Thinkful, an online coding bootcamp provider, for $80 million in cash. That […]

Personalized Learning and AI in Education: What Are Some Ethical Issues?

Artificial intelligence (AI) remains a source of both concern and promise across industries in 2019. While gains made in the name of efficiency are potentially […]

What Drives the Engagement Factor in Edtech?

Many edtech developers say that their products foster student engagement. Research supports the fact that many digital edtech products have the ‘new and shiny factor’—they […]

Advocates Warn About a Potential ‘Facebook of Higher Education’ with McGraw-Hill Cengage Merger

Student advocates have continued to send letters to the U.S. Department of Justice demanding that they block the proposed merger between education publishers Cengage and […]

With Outlier, MasterClass Co-Founder Aaron Rasmussen Brings Studio Production to Undergrad Online Courses

Aaron Rasmussen, the co-founder of MasterClass, on August 13 announced the launch Outlier.org, a new high-quality online course initiative targeted at undergrads. MasterClass managed to […]

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