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Higher Education is Due for Disruption

Universities have a strong value proposition. In a university, you will receive a well-rounded education in a subject you find interesting, and leave with the knowledge you need to find a well-paid job in your field of interest. Historically, attending…

How Outschool is Disrupting K-12 Education

While the internet has fundamentally changed many different parts of our lives—from how we shop to how we communicate—the education system has not been impacted too much by these changes. Indeed, many classrooms rely on old technological infrastructure, and teach…

How One Bootcamp is Solving the Tech Sales Talent Gap

Fast growth in the technology sector has led to increased demand and higher salaries for skilled workers in computing-based roles. This demand has quickly outpaced the number of people who are graduating from traditional computer science degrees, thus creating a…

Want a Job in Technology? Consider Coding Bootcamps.

It’s no secret that the number of jobs in technology are expected to grow significantly over the next decade. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in the tech industry is expected to grow at a…

Department of Education May Experiment with Income Share Agreements

Student loans, while useful in a wide variety of cases, are not for everyone. Students who are debt-averse, or who would prefer to pay for their education contingent on their school providing them with clear value, are not best served…

How Western Governors University is Rethinking Higher Education

When people are asked to think of a college, perhaps the first thing that comes to mind is the vision of a campus: a physical place where all students get together to learn. Indeed, colleges invest heavily in campuses, which…

4 Innovative Ways Pathrise is Bridging the Gap Between Skills and Employment

Finding one of the best tech jobs is becoming increasingly competitive. Even people who have the skills necessary to do a certain job are struggling to find jobs at the company of their dreams—there are too many candidates applying for…

Five Facts About the Student Loan “Crisis”

On the outside, the student loan crisis appears to be deserving of its name: About 45 million Americans collectively owe over $1.6 trillion in outstanding student loans. Borrowers currently owe an average of around $29,200 per person, and almost two…

Could Apprenticeships Help Create a New On-Ramp to Jobs?

Unemployment in the US is declining—5.8 million people are unemployed—but there is still a massive number of jobs to be filled. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were around seven million job openings available by the end of…

How Kenzie Academy is Bringing Bootcamps to the Heartland

The software engineering industry is in a tough position. The number of software developer jobs is expected to rise by as much as 21 percent by 2028, and there are already over half a million job openings in technical roles.…