HP Pledges to Invest in Tech to Enhance Education for 100 Million by 2025

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As jobs grow hard to fill, businesses join the drive to push rural residents toward college

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With worker shortages hitting industries nationwide, their companies — and many states’ economies — depend on it. “No After a few supplementary classes at a local technical college, said teacher Alan Bivens, local companies will be clamoring to hire them. “We

University of Chicago projected to be the first U.S. university to cost $100,000 a year

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But in less than a decade, by 2025, students like Badalamente could expect to pay more than $100,000 per year, based on projections by The Hechinger Report using annual college cost growth rates from 2008 to 2018.

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After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople

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At California Steel Industries, where Esparza was learning industrial computing, some supervisors without college degrees make as much as $120,000 per year and electricians also can make six figures, company officials said. Skilled trades show among the highest potential among job categories, the economic-modeling company Emsi calculates. Other local companies and colleges have invested, too. FONTANA, Calif. —

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

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According to UNESCO, global demand for higher education is expected to grow from 100 million students currently to 250+ million by 2025. In Ontario, Canada, for instance, the somewhat shocking facts are: 99% of all Ontario elementary and secondary students have access to computers at school.

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Can You Say Unicorn? Duolingo Raises $30 Million at $1.5 Billion Valuation

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For the third time this year, an American education technology company is laying claim to the magical “unicorn” status. To date, company has raised $138 million. A Duolingo spokesperson says the company expects to break even this year and be cashflow positive in 2020.

CSU and California Community Colleges Partner on a Tool To Find Transferable Online Courses

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Two of the largest higher-education systems in the country are partnering to pilot an online course finder tool to increase students’ access to 10,000 online and transferable courses. is a part of CSU’s Graduation Initiative 2025 , which launched in 2016 and aims to increase the four-year freshmen graduation rate in the system from 23 percent (2017) to 40 percent by 2025, and to increase transfer four-year graduation rates from 75 percent (2017) to 85 percent in 2025.

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Unlocking stackable global credentials

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Current projections are that by 2025 there will be 263 million students providing 163 percent growth in 25 years: a rate that dwarfs the growth over the previous nine centuries.

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Mission (Almost) Accomplished: Nonprofit EducationSuperHighway Prepares to Sunset

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After seven years of coordinated efforts to improve internet access in schools, thereby laying the foundation for digital learning to take root and expand in U.S. can access digital learning in their classrooms (with 2 million to go).

DigiExam and the Future of Assessment

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And – as the company themselves boast – the platform has value for those concerned about sustainability. In speaking to Venturebeat last year , Joen Bonnier (owner of one of Sweden’s largest media companies) spoke of the inevitability of the move to digital examinations.

The next generation of wireless services: Super-fast 5G

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the first nation to allocate a wide swath of airwaves to deliver super-fast 5G access. through 2025. The technology also is seen as crucial to extending high-speed internet access to rural areas that are expensive to serve with cable or fiber.

Digiexam and the future of assessment

EdNews Daily

And – as the company themselves boast – the platform has value for those concerned about sustainability. In speaking to Venturebeat last year , Joen Bonnier (owner of one of Sweden’s largest media companies) spoke of the inevitability of the move to digital examinations.

Meet The Gates Foundation’s New Deputy Director in Higher Education

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She began a long career in education, which included cofounding two social enterprise organizations (one of which helped get 4,000 women off welfare), serving as a Commissioner of San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education and starting two edtech companies. Hiles raised $12 million between 2011 and 2015 for her company, Pathbrite, which she sold to Cengage Learning in October 2015. Heather Hiles towers above most other edtech entrepreneurs. Truly.

Why Language Learning Apps Haven’t Helped Struggling ELL Students

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schools during the 2013-2014 school year, and the National Education Association predicts that number will increase to 10 million by 2025. (In How can we give our students access to information, so it doesn’t have to exhaust the teachers too?” Thirteen companies and nonprofits received as much as $200,000 in grants from NSVF to fill those market needs.

Why a Robot-Filled Education Future May Not Be as Scary as You Think

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To date, 75 percent of the global population has access to a mobile phone. We freeze up when we hear statistics that project that by 2025, 50 percent of an undergraduate degree will become obsolete. SU relies on co-founder Peter Diamandis ’s theory of abundance , which imagines a world of increased access and availability. It may be hard to imagine, but soon enough, major companies and organizations will soon house large networks of people but few employees.

DEBT WITHOUT DEGREE: Gaps in financial aid, funding contribute to growing number of Georgians with college loans and no college degree

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They say that by 2025, more than 60 percent of Georgia jobs will require such credentials, and today only 45 percent of the state’s young adults have them.

ASU’s Starbucks Deal Was Just the Beginning

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A cover story in The Atlantic hailed it as the future of college access. Starbucks did it for a much more interesting reason, which is, Starbucks wants to be an exemplar of what a 21st-century company can be. Starbucks’ goal is to have 25,000 students graduate from this program by 2025.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Purdue pilot program restricts access to sites such as Netflix and Hulu in specific lecture halls.” “ Alibaba’s Jack Ma , China ’s Richest Man, to Retire From Company He Co-Founded,” The New York Times reports. The textbook company has raised $6 million total. Also by Wan : “Companies Are Bought, Not Sold: M&A Advice From 3 Edtech CEOs Who Survived the Process.”

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The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

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The very next day, Apple shares hit $97.80, an all-time high for the company. By 2012 – yes, thanks to its hardware business – Apple’s stock had risen to the point that the company was worth a record-breaking $624 billion.

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’” Via Education Week : “ FCC Seeks Comment on Access to WiFi for Schools and Libraries.” Via the Future of Privacy Forum : “ Law Enforcement Access to Student Records : What Is the Law?” Edsurge profiles the latest from Degreed : “This Company Wants to Help You Hire for Skills, Not Credentials.” ” ( No disclosure that Edsurge shares investors with the company.). (National) Education Politics.

Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

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Students at these schools will not immediately lose access to financial aid – that’s one of the implications of an institution’s loss of accreditation – but many students are rightly concerned about their ability to finish their degrees. It should perhaps make us question what’s going on with all those Silicon Valley companies who are actively peddling their alternative credentials as a substitute for a college degree.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Department of Education released the America’s College Promise Playbook , a comprehensive and up-to-date resource guide that provides practitioners with relevant and actionable information about how they can offer more students access to an affordable, high-quality education through which students can go as far as their talents and work ethic can take them.” – to the New York-based company Cyndx. The company has raised $7.45 Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” The proposed bill would eliminate the 15-year time limit on accessing education benefits. Also via Edsurge : “How Boundaries Between Colleges and Companies Will Continue to Blur.” ” Via Education Dive : “ Coursera ’s Tom Willerer talks personalization, access.” “Mind-reading robo tutor in the sky” company Knewton has a new CEO , Brian Kibby , formerly with Pearson. Tutoring company Clark has raised $2.2

New research questions the value of certificates pushed by colleges, policymakers

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There are certificates that people are acquiring that have no currency,” Matt Sigelman, Burning Glass CEO, said bluntly, at the company’s offices overlooking Boston Harbor. NEW YORK — It was after caring for her aging mother that Carmen Zapata got the idea of working as a home health aide.