Industry News

Kaplan, creator of the test prep industry, has acquired Dev Bootcamp, originator of the software coding bootcamp model and its leading player. With this acquisition, Kaplan becomes not only the largest provider of test prep worldwide but also one of the largest players in the emerging market of coding bootcamps.

6/27/2014

CorpU and Jobs for the Future announced the launch of the College Employer Collaborative, a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action. The Collaborative is designed to provide postsecondary students with highly sought-after workforce skills demanded by employers.

6/27/2014

Effective for fall 2015, Hofstra University will no longer require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores. This change provides students with the ability to decide for themselves how to best present their academic strengths and abilities to the admission committee, and allows each individual student to decide whether—or not—the standardized test results accurately reflect her academic ability and potential.

6/27/2014

With the new Indiana University Office of Completion and Student Success, the university is intensifying efforts to improve students' four- and six-year graduation rates on all IU campuses. 

6/26/2014

Google is joining with supporters, including Chelsea Clinton, Girls Inc., Girl Scouts of the USA, Mindy Kaling, MIT Media Lab, National Center for Women & Information Technology, Seventeen and TechCrunch, to kick off Made with Code.

6/26/2014

The Association of American Colleges and Universities and the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association announced the 68 institutions—including both 2-year and 4-year institutions—participating in the Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessments supported in its initial planning year with funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

6/26/2014

Schoology has closed a new $15 million round of funding led by Intel Capital along with new investors Great Oaks Venture Capital and Great Road Holdings. Existing investors participating in this round are FirstMark Capital and Meakem Becker Venture Capital. The round brings Schoology’s total capital raised to $25 million.

6/26/2014

World Energy Solutions, a leading energy management services firm, announced it teamed with channel partner Energy Partner Consultants to successfully procure over 30 million kWh of electricity for The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York.

6/25/2014

The University of Dayton, a Catholic, Marianist university in Ohio, announced it will begin divesting coal and fossil fuels from its $670 million investment pool. It is believed to be the first Catholic university in the nation to take this step.

6/25/2014

Global education services provider Navitas Limited announced that it has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire 100 percent of Ex’pression College, a California-based creative media college. Ex’pression College will become a part of SAE Institute, Navitas’ creative media education division.

6/25/2014

John Hancock has lowered fees for the John Hancock Freedom 529 college savings plan, a national, multi-managed, strong performing 529 college savings plan sold through financial consultants, which recently surpassed $4 billion in assets under management.

6/25/2014

Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of Radio Control over IP solutions for voice dispatch and interoperability, has joined the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.

6/24/2014

Three-dimensional printing is changing the world of manufacturing and as technology division student Adam Nail learned more about this growing technology, he thought it best to get in on the ground floor. Nail, who is double majoring at Lake Land College, recently built his own 3D printer out of 3D printed parts.

6/24/2014

Tropicana Student Living and UCSB Athletics announced a $1 million commitment to the school's Intercollegiate Athletics program. The gift from Tropicana Student Living, a gift intention made through the Gaucho Fund to be paid over several years, will be part of The Campaign for UC Santa Barbara.

6/24/2014

With their global reach and often staggering enrollments, MOOCs have the potential to become a major new mechanism for learning, but very little is actually understood about how participants engage in these courses and how their success should be judged. 

6/24/2014

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