Overtime wants to pay high schoolers $100k+ to drop dimes in new league

Sports media startup Overtime is starting a basketball league that will pay top 16- to 18-year-old b-ball players a minimum of $100k a year.

Kolby Hatch • March 10, 2021

Coursera’s IPO signals big changes ahead for higher ed

Coursera is going public. Here’s what that means for the future of higher ed.

Jacob Cohen • March 9, 2021

College Cash: tackling America’s $1.7T student debt problem

College is not cheap in the US. In total, Americans owe $1.7T in debt. College Cash is trying to change that.

Shelley Tang • February 15, 2021

Where English learning meets AI

ELSA -- which just raised a $15M round -- is using AI to power its English-learning app

Shelley Tang • February 4, 2021

Happy 20th Birthday, Wikipedia

Teachers may not approve, but Wikipedia is one of the world’s most popular websites, with 22B visits each month. It turns 20 this week.

Jacob Cohen • January 14, 2021

How is Harvard Business School teaching the pandemic?

Harvard Business School is writing up new case studies on pharma, cruise ships, and other business challenges during COVID.

Trung T. Phan • January 11, 2021

ApplyBoard’s Martin Basiri: “Access to education is our number one goal”

After raising a recent $55m round, ApplyBoard’s CEO talks to us about the startup's roadmap and his thoughts on the future of education.

Trung T. Phan • October 5, 2020

Will Facebook Campus help it save face with teens?

Please like Facebook Campus, kids.

Michael Waters • September 11, 2020

The multibillion-dollar school-bus business is hurting

About ⅓ of public school districts depend on private buses -- but the industry is veering toward disaster.

Michael Waters • September 9, 2020

Whoda thunk? An AI project brings together an unlikely alliance

Big Tech, academia, and the federal government could collaborate on AI efforts.

Caroline Dohack • July 1, 2020

MOOCs are getting the last laugh

2012’s higher-ed disruptor is back, baby.

Michael Waters • May 27, 2020

Forget DIY crafts. Rural Colorado is trying out DIY broadband

Project Thor wants to smash the digital divide to smithereens.

Michael Waters • April 21, 2020

A tutoring service gives away its tech to campus centers closed by the pandemic

Knack is letting campuses try out its platform for free, and user engagement is on the rise.

Nick DeSantis • April 7, 2020

Last semester, colleges got an A+ in student surveillance

Colleges and universities across the country use sophisticated surveillance systems to track their students’ locations.

Conor Grant • December 27, 2019

At some colleges, ‘senior year’ has new meaning

With freshman enrollment down, some universities see incentive in catering to retirees. On-campus senior living facilities are way swankier than any frat house you've been in.

Caroline Dohack • December 23, 2019

Newly released tuition and salary data reveals just how much (or how little) your top-dollar education is worth

Colleges are for the first time disclosing student starting salaries vs. debt, by program and degree. You could make six figures with a biz degree from Bismarck State College -- way more than some elite schools.

Emily Kelley • November 25, 2019

Lambda raises $30m to ‘invest’ in students… in exchange for some of their income

Lambda, an ed-tech startup that offers tuition-free courses for a slice of students’ future incomes, raised $30m.

Conor Grant • January 9, 2019

The ol’ college try: Cheddar buys Rate My Professors, doubling down on students

Video streaming company Cheddar bought Rate My Professors to make extra sure that college students know it exists.

Conor Grant • October 26, 2018

It’s still uncool to stay in school: Applications to MBA programs fell 7% this year

MBA applications in the US fell 7% in 2018, marking declines in the once flooded application process for a fourth consecutive year.

Wes Schlagenhauf • October 2, 2018

As tuition rises, college kids are buying insurance in case they have to drop out

As the cost of college increases, more and more students are insuring their tuition in case something gets in the way.

Conor Grant • August 21, 2018

New Study: Ivy League Grads Earn Less Than Less Prestigious Colleges

A new study proves grads from America’s most prestigious colleges actually earn less than less fancy schools. Take that, Harvard.

Sam Parr • October 7, 2015

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