Education

  • WayUp Launches An iPhone App To Let Students Apply For Jobs On The Go

    WayUp Launches An iPhone App To Let Students Apply For Jobs On The Go

    It’s obvious that college students love their phones. Which is why WayUp, formerly Campus Jobs, has today unveiled an iPhone app, giving students the opportunity to apply for jobs directly from their smartphone. WayUp originally launched as CampusJob, offering a marketplace where employers could post job listings and students could load up profiles and hunt for jobs during the semester… Read More

  • Udacity Guarantees Graduates From Its New Nanodegree Plus Programs Will Find A Job In 6 Months

    Udacity Guarantees Graduates From Its New Nanodegree Plus Programs Will Find A Job In 6 Months

    Udacity is launching a new spin on its Nanodegree certification programs today. With its new Nanodegree Plus offerings, the for-profit education company guarantees that you will get a job within six months after graduation. If you don’t, you will get all of your tuition back. Read More

  • Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Announces $100M Philanthropic Education Fund

    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Announces $100M Philanthropic Education Fund

    Reed Hastings took to Facebook Tuesday to announce that he would be personally funding a new $100 million philanthropic fund, focusing exclusively on education-related projects and organizations. The mission on the website’s homepage details a commitment to enhancing the educational experience of children. Read More

  • Unlocking Trapped Engineers Crunch Network

    Unlocking Trapped Engineers

    Millions of software engineers are caged. Their talent remains unseen behind the iron bars of the misconception of a shortage of software engineers. An estimated one million technology jobs will go unfilled by 2020, according to a report put forth by Microsoft in 2012. Publications like The Wall Street Journal and even the White House repeatedly cite this projection, ringing a nationwide… Read More

  • How Startups Are Solving A Decades-Old Problem In Education Crunch Network

    How Startups Are Solving A Decades-Old Problem In Education

    In 1984, educational psychologist Benjamin Bloom published research on a new method of teaching, commonly called Bloom’s 2 Sigma Problem. The term “2 Sigma” comes from the results of the study, which showed that students who were provisioned with a combination of one-on-one mentorship and mastery learning performed two standard deviations (“sigma”) higher than… Read More

  • Unicorns And Little Ponies Hit The Slaughterhouse As Maker Media Lays Off 17

    Unicorns And Little Ponies Hit The Slaughterhouse As Maker Media Lays Off 17

    Stables full of startups are being turned into glue, whether they’re mythical beasts, donkeys in party hats, or just baby horses. The latest forced to do layoffs is Maker Media, the champion of the do-it-yourself movement. 10 years and $10 million later, multiple sources tell me that Maker Media laid off 20% of its staff today. When asked, Maker Media confirmed to me that 17 people… Read More

  • Edtech 101 Crunch Network

    Edtech 101

    In 2015, the investing community sat up and took notice of edtech. LinkedIn acquired Lynda, and ever since, more analysts have been meticulously studying the growth of edtech funding and innovation. With $1.85 billion raised in 2015, and a nod from Mary Meeker’s 2015 report, more people are starting to realize that the Internet has just begun to impact education. Read More

  • Andre Agassi Invests In Square Panda To Help Kids Read

    Tennis legend Andre Agassi is furthering his commitment to childhood education, investing in a tool that teaches kids how to read. The Andre Agassi Foundation is working with Square Panda on its digital games that promote literacy in preschool age children. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Agassi announced that he will be joining the board of Square Panda and the team unveiled… Read More

  • Why STEM’s Future Rests In The Hands Of 12-Year-Old Girls Crunch Network

    Why STEM’s Future Rests In The Hands Of 12-Year-Old Girls

    A recent report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) took a comprehensive look at gender differences in student performance based on an exam taken by 15-year-olds. The report found that, although girls often perform better than their male peers — staying in school longer and out-performing them in reading — the top-performing girls continue to lag… Read More

  • Microsoft Says Windows 10 Is Now Running On Over 200 Million Devices

    Microsoft Says Windows 10 Is Now Running On Over 200 Million Devices

    Microsoft this morning announced promising numbers related to the growth and traction of its Windows 10 operating system. The company confirmed today that Windows 10 is now running on over 200 million monthly active devices worldwide, and is also the fastest-growing release of any version of the Windows operating system ever. Microsoft said Windows 10 growth has outpaced Windows 7 by nearly… Read More

  • Where Are All The Women In White Hats?

    Where Are All The Women In White Hats?

    America needs cyber talent — especially among women. Without a capable workforce to secure the smartphone in your hand or the highly classified networks our government operates within, our economy and national security will be at risk. We need to nurture a pool of interested young men and women to go into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. The troubling news is… Read More

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