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Amazon has added new cities for its full-time, 12-week technology upskilling program, AWS re/Start.
Last week on Blursday Socials with e-Literate LIVE!, we had the pleasure of chatting with Jeff Young, the creator of the Pandemic Campus Diaries podcast, which is still one of the best ways I know of to get a feel for the varied and changing impacts of COVID-19 on students and educators. (The latest episode dropped this week and I can’t wait to listen to it.) Over the next two
A look at the pros and cons of jumping from an institution that appears to be a sinking ship, given all that is happening in higher-education land.
Statewide free college programs are growing in popularity. The United States now has 23 programs – an increase of 8 programs compared to three years ago – that cover tuition and fees at either two or four-year institutions. While college affordability advocates celebrate the trend, a recent study released by The Education Trust, a nonprofit for higher education reform, concludes that just because these programs offer free tuition, it doesn’t
When leaders at Megan Claffey’s Colorado district decided to give parents a choice between online and hybrid learning, they didn’t expect many to choose the all-online option. But instead of the 100 or so families they had planned for, more than 2,800 opted to keep their kids home full time. Without an influx of new teachers, Claffey and her colleagues were left scrambling to adjust.“Part of it is that they
Research from RAND Corp. and the Wallace Foundation highlights barriers to successful out-of-school time program implementation.
The University of Minnesota is now offering a special webinar series based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to recover from “white conditioning.” The two-hour “Recovery from White Conditioning” lecture, hosted through the school’s Center for Practice Transformation, features therapist Cristina Combs. Combs, a Minnesota alumnus, created the program after struggling with her “whiteness in her personal, academic, and professional journeys,” according to the university website. Combs begins the
The global education technology industry is headed for a record-setting year when it comes to venture capital investments. In the U.S., companies like Coursera are raising hundreds of millions at billion-dollar valuations. That’s dwarfed by their peers in India, where Byju’s has already raised over $1 billion—at a $10 billion valuation. A less frothy but steadily growing edtech market is emerging in Europe, where investment check sizes often have fewer
Overview of Texas State University Texas State University is a public research institution situated in San Marcos, Texas. Students can select from 93 bachelor’s degree programs and a similar number of graduate degree programs. The institution has a 22-to-1 student/faculty ratio. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s many clubs and organizations. The Texas State Bobcats play in
Overview of the University of Alabama in Huntsville The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a public research institution that offers over 87-degree programs in nine colleges. The institution has a large selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to select from. Students are backed by a 17 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the
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