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What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

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One day, a friend forwarded an email about Resilient Coders, a boot camp that trains people of color for web development and software engineering jobs. Degree-holders command an 11 to 30 percent wage premium yet fail to justify that premium in productivity and other outcomes.

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” Via The Atlantic : “Why Many College Dropouts Are Returning to School in North Carolina.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ For-Profit College Attendance Linked to Poor Financial Outcomes.” Via The New York Times : “How Google Protected Andy Rubin , the ‘Father of Android ’ ” “Google could have fired Mr. Rubin and paid him little to nothing on the way out. Enjoy your Google for Education products !

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a blockbuster case whose outcome will affect whether transgender students can use the school bathroom that aligns with their gender identity. Its outcome will have ramifications in schools throughout the country.” ” “A Conveyor Belt of Dropouts and Debt at For-Profit Colleges ” by Susan Dynarski. ” Google announced it was cutting jobs in its Google Fiber division. And Google has put plans to expand Fiber to more cities on hold.

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The Flatiron School has released its latest “outcomes report.” “ Is higher ed creating the next dropout factories? ” Via Edsurge : “ Google and Digital Promise Reimagine Teacher Tech Training with New National Program.” ” Via Education Week : “ Google Launches $50 Million Effort on the Future of Work.” ” Speaking of Google and surveillance, " Google Glass 2.0 (National) Education Politics.

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Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” ” Via Education Week : “The Ohio education department could seek repayment of more than $80 million from nine full-time online schools , based on audits of software-login records that led state officials to determine the schools had overstated their student enrollment.” Google is acquiring machine learning contest site Kaggle.

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Task Force Seeks Comment on Higher-Ed Outcomes Reporting Standards.” “ Google Drive will soon back up your entire computer,” says The Verge. I wonder how many schools and districts that use the software have done this? (National) Education Politics. “To Understand Betsy DeVos ’s Educational Views, View Her Education,” says The New York Times.

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