ReUp Education Raises $6 Million Series A to Help College Dropouts Return

Edsurge

Often, she says, a life event usually interrupts their studies—starting a family or a parent becomes ill, for example—and the CEO of ReUp Education says students shouldn’t suffer for it. “It The company is paid each semester the students attend.

To help first-generation students succeed, colleges enlist their parents

The Hechinger Report

I was concerned and afraid of what might happen to her, but you cannot cut their wings,” said Aranda, an operations manager for a talent supply chain company. The student is the one who takes the classes, but it’s a family event.”.

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What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

The Hechinger Report

On a laptop in the nearly empty office, he worked on code for a webpage he was developing for his employer, the learning materials company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. In half an hour, he needed to join a conference call about changes to the company’s website.

A school district wades through a deluge of social-emotional curricula to find one that works

The Hechinger Report

Keith Perrigan, Bristol school superintendent since 2017, said he gets emails from companies pitching their social-emotional curricula almost every day. Many companies market their products as “evidence-based,” she said, when in fact there’s no real evidence demonstrating they work.

Equity Is Not Just About Access. It’s About Success.

Digital Promise

They also identified new partnerships they will continue with researchers, companies, and fellow League districts. Throughout the meeting, participants witnessed some of the work that has had a positive impact on intractable problems in the district, such as the dropout rate and the achievement gap. Another special thanks to our Digital Promise corporate partners and meeting sponsors for making this event possible.

Bring Experts to Your Class Easily with Nepris

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Statistically, almost half of school dropouts do so because they don’t see the relevance. Select the type of expert you’d like based on occupation, company, or industry (optional if you don’t have a preference).

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

The Hechinger Report

A biopharmaceutical company that does business on the island was a principal sponsor of this event at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan to encourage students interested in science to apply to college.

Why Education Power Trumps Voice

Edsurge

Here’s what we saw: Up With Kids This year’s event, held in Burlingame, Calif., Speaking on a panel about making edtech companies more diverse and inclusive, Moncayo was joined by Carolina Huaranca, Principal at Kapor Capital. Diversity makes a company much more competitive. That’s expensive: unfairness costs companies $16 billion annually to replace employees who leave for that reason. Parents and kids.

How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

The Hechinger Report

There are just a few weeks left until their big trip to Atlanta for a three-day event called the Junior Theater Festival, and they’re hoping to add another trophy to the assortment that fills the school’s front lobby.

Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective

IAD Learning

Taking action is a matter of leadership and culture : Leadership because analytics triggered actions need to be fully supported by the leadership team of your institution, school, company, etc. Analytics can only take into account events that provide a digital trace.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” “My Statement: White House HBCU Event” by Dillard University president Walter Kimbrough. ” Reminder: here are the education companies Palantir founder Peter Thiel has invested in. Via Edsurge : “What Colleges Should Know About A Growing ‘ Talent Strategy ’ Push By Companies.” Amazon Web Services suffered a major outage this week, knocking many education companies who use AWS offline. Education Politics.

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Education's Online Futures

Hack Education

No doubt, Udacity, Coursera, and edX have been moving away from “free” and “open” online education for a while now , charging fees for courses and certificates and acting much more like online program management companies – third party vendors for Internet-based courses and degree programs. For its part, Udacity has fully rebranded itself as a high-tech job training company, a topic I’ll cover in more detail in a forthcoming article in this series.

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Via Education Week : “ FCC Chair Moves to Block E-Rate Funds for Companies Deemed ‘Security Risk’ ” (State and Local) Education Politics. ” Via The New York Times , a profile on the Indiana charter chain Excel Schools : “A Chance for Dropouts, Young and Old, to Go Back to School.” Via The MIT Technology Review : “ MIT severs ties to company promoting fatal brain uploading.” The 3D modeling company has raised $2.8

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” Via Politico : “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has increased her financial stake in a ‘neurofeedback’ company that says its technology treats attention deficit disorder and the symptoms of autism. But as Inside Higher Ed reports later in the week : “In the latest development in an eventful saga, Ashford University on Wednesday announced that it is closer to preserving access to Post–9/11 GI Bill benefits.” (National) Education Politics.

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Via the AP: “A new federal lawsuit by Pennsylvania ’s attorney general says the nation’s largest student loan company engaged in abusive practices that have cost borrowers billions of dollars.” ” The largest student loan company is Navient. Via ProPublica : “ For-Profit Schools Get State Dollars For Dropouts Who Rarely Drop In.” She’s an investor in a company that targets that group.) (National) Education Politics.

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” Via Buzzfeed : “The Education Department Quietly Invited Anti-LGBT Groups To A Father’s Day Event.” Some internet-access advocates say EBS is underutilized at best, and wasted at worst, because loose regulatory oversight by the FCC has allowed most of the spectrum to fall into the hands of commercial internet companies. ” The company has raised $16.5 Rather, the company takes 25 percent of the gain or loss when the house gets sold again. (If

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” That is, she told college students at the event that “faculty, from adjunct professors to deans, tell you what to do, what to say, and more ominously, what to think.” Meanwhile on Campus… Via ProPublica : “‘Alternative’ Education: Using Charter Schools to Hide Dropouts and Game the System.” More on professional development company Bloomboard’s pivot to micro-credentialing in the HR section below. Education Politics.

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Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” Via GeekWire : “ Amazon Education GM leaves; company says it ‘remains committed’ to K–12 technology.” An op-ed in Techcrunch by University Ventures’ Ryan Craig : “Blame bad applicant tracking for the soft skills shortage at your company.” Education Politics.