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Advice from a dropout: Bill Gates says colleges need to fix the graduation problem

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So you probably would not take advice about college education from a person who dropped out of school — unless, of course, that certain someone was Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder who dropped out of Harvard to start his own company spoke about his concerns with the American higher education...
Advice from a dropout: Bill Gates says colleges need to fix the graduation problem

How 5 Of Peter Thiel's College Dropouts Fared During Their First Year In The Real World

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Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and prolific angel investor, sparked controversy last fall when he announced a fellowship giving 24 young adults $100,000 over two years to leave college and pursue entrepreneurship full-time. The mission behind the program: Rattle the default assumption that every young adult needs a college education. Rather...
How 5 Of Peter Thiel's College Dropouts Fared During Their First Year In The Real World

Udacity to announce partnership with San Jose State University, will trial for-credit online classes

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Working alongside college professors at San Jose State, online course start-up Udacity will launch a pilot program for remedial and college-level algebra. Importantly, these classes won't simply result in a nice certificate, but genuine college credit. Students will have to stump up $150 for each three-unit course, with the...
Udacity to announce partnership with San Jose State University, will trial for-credit online classes

Troubled Yahoo gets a new CFO

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Yahoo will replace CFO Tim Morse this fall in what may be the latest move by recently appointed CEO Marissa Mayer to put her own mark on the company's leadership. Tim Morse Morse will be replaced by Ken Goldman, who has more than 25 years of experience as CFO...
Troubled Yahoo gets a new CFO

SimpleTuition Acquires Textbook Marketplace ValoreBooks To Help College Students Save

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SimpleTuition, a company that offers online tools, tips and advice to college students to help them save money on education-related expenses, is announcing this morning that is has acquired ValoreBooks, an online textbook marketplace that offers discounts on rentals as well as new and used textbooks. Launched in 2006, SimpleTuition...
SimpleTuition Acquires Textbook Marketplace ValoreBooks To Help College Students Save

A $1 Billion 'Model' Employee Education Program

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United Technologies has invested $1 billion on college education for its employees, a program that should serve as a model for corporate America, according to the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities....
A $1 Billion 'Model' Employee Education Program

The 50 Best Colleges in America

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When it comes to assessing the value of a college, only one thing matters: how much that school will help you succeed in life.  Click here to go straight to the schools > And with college tuition at record highs and staggering unemployment rates, it's more important than ever to...
The 50 Best Colleges in America

OH, PLEASE, NO: This Guy Wants To Bet His Daughter's College Fund On The Facebook IPO

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With the Facebook IPO only days away from pricing, anticipation is building. And some otherwise smart people are going insane. Shayndi Rice and Joe Light of the Wall Street Journal are tracking a few people who are hoping to get in on the action. One of them, who runs a...
OH, PLEASE, NO: This Guy Wants To Bet His Daughter's College Fund On The Facebook IPO

What we can learn from a young boy’s cardboard arcade

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By now, many of you have probably seen the video clip of a nine-year-old boy who built his own elaborate boardwalk-style arcade out of cardboard and other scavenged material at his father’s auto-parts business in Los Angeles. The story of Caine Monroy and his wonderful creation has “gone viral,”...
What we can learn from a young boy’s cardboard arcade

Start-Up Expands Free Course Offerings Online

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Sebastian Thrun, one of the world's top robotics experts, has given up teaching at Stanford University to transform what he views as a broken college education system through free online courses....
Start-Up Expands Free Course Offerings Online

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Enstitute's bold college alternative program adds apprenticeships with General Assembly, Huffington Post

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With the cost of college education on the rise and unemployment still high, many students might be questioning the value of a traditional college education. Enstitute, a New York City-based non-profit, is attempting a new spin on higher-ed with two-year apprenticeship programs in some of the city’s most prominent...
Enstitute's bold college alternative program adds apprenticeships with General Assembly, Huffington Post

8 reasons why I left college to pursue my startup idea

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Is a college education worth it? Flickr photo via John McStravick. Higher education is very important for certain professions. I wouldn’t want surgery from a doctor who learned on YouTube. I wouldn’t work with a lawyer who did not finish law school. But, for an entrepreneur or developer in the...
8 reasons why I left college to pursue my startup idea

Wired Identifies Seller of Lost iPhone Prototype

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Brian X. Chen and Kim Zetter: Brian J. Hogan, a 21-year-old resident of Redwood City, California, says although he was paid by tech site Gizmodo, he believed the payment was for allowing the site exclusive access to review the phone. Gizmodo emphasized to him “that there was nothing wrong in...
Wired Identifies Seller of Lost iPhone Prototype
The false promise of online education

Instagrad tackles student loan debt with crowdfunding platform for college (exclusive)

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Student loan debt has surpassed $1 trillion and yet the cost of college tuition continues to rise. Instagrad launched its attempt to solve this problem today. The startup has built a crowdfunding platform to help parents pay for their...
Instagrad tackles student loan debt with crowdfunding platform for college (exclusive)

Yahoo 'Resumegate': Storm in a teacup, or scandal in the making?

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Yahoo’s chief executive is accused of lying about his college education. Storm in a teacup, much? What’s the worst that could happen?...
Yahoo 'Resumegate': Storm in a teacup, or scandal in the making?

Lawyer: Buyers have the right to resell copyright-protected works

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U.S. residents who buy products protected by copyright shouldn't have to worry about where those products were manufactured before reselling them, a lawyer told the U.S. Supreme Court Monday. If textbook maker John Wiley & Sons has its way, it could be illegal for U.S. residents to resell a...
Lawyer: Buyers have the right to resell copyright-protected works
Memo to higher ed: get ready for remote learning to rock your world

Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn unexpectedly resigns, Mike Mikan takes over

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From humble beginnings as a sales associate in 1985 with no college education Brian Dunn climbed the corporate ladder at Best Buy, eventually finding himself at the top of the food chain in 2009 when he took over as CEO. Unfortunately, for this rags-to-riches poster-boy, his reign has come...
Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn unexpectedly resigns, Mike Mikan takes over

25 percent of adult Americans own a tablet, research reveals

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The number of adult Americans who own tablet computers continues to grow, hitting 25 percent in the first eight months of 2012, according to the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. In survey results released Thursday, Pew reveals the 6 percent increase in tablet ownership over the...
25 percent of adult Americans own a tablet, research reveals
Tutoring 2.0: 5 startups bringing one-on-one instruction to the web
President Obama to take to Google Hangouts again, starting a new tradition
SoFi Reinvents College Loans With Alumni Funding

Watson goes to college: How the world's smartest PC will revolutionize AI

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In 2011, IBM achieved a quantum leap in artificial intelligence technology when its Watson computer program trounced human champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in a three-day Jeopardy! tourney, taking home the million-dollar prize by outscoring the second place competitor by a three-to-one margin. Since then, Watson has shown its computing...
Watson goes to college: How the world's smartest PC will revolutionize AI

Yahoo and its CEO: What's the worst that could happen?

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Chief Executive Officer Scott Thompson is accused of lying about his college education. Tempest in a teacup, or scandal in the making? [Read more]...
Yahoo and its CEO: What's the worst that could happen?
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College Advice

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College Advice is a post from Chris PirilloIf I had a nickel for every time I was asked this question, I’d have paid off my student loans 10x over:My Name is Daniel, but go I by the name Nico. Everyone asks me how i got that nickname but i honestly...
College Advice

'Online Ivy' Minerva Project launches genius grant-like prize for educators

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Much like the MacArthur Foundation’s genius grants recognize talented individuals for their creativity, a new prize from startup Minerva Project wants to honor educators for excellence and innovation in teaching. The San Francisco-based company, which last year grabbed headlines with a $25 million seed round for its plans to bring...
'Online Ivy' Minerva Project launches genius grant-like prize for educators

Obama’s Google Hangout Wins Over Republican Questioner

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If you watched President Obama’s Google+ hangout Monday night, you saw two interesting exchanges between the president and Jennifer Wedel, a 29-year-old Texas mother of two. It turns out that Wedel’s digital meeting convinced her to vote for Obama in this year’s presidential election — despite her support for...
Obama’s Google Hangout Wins Over Republican Questioner
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