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Reading Fuels Empathy. Do Screens Threaten That?

Reading changes our brains. Beyond allowing humans to gather and synthesize new information, research shows it is key to cultivating empathy in individuals, too. One study finds this to be particularly true for fictional stories, which allow readers to imagine themselves as other people, in other worlds, with different ideas and challenges.

So You Want to Offer an Income-Share Agreement? Here’s How 5 Colleges Are Doing It.

As the cost of college continues to feel out of reach for many students, schools and startups are beginning to think of new ways to finance the cost of tuition. Income-share agreements, or ISAs, are one method winning the attention of investors and education providers alike.

Fullstack Academy Enters Extension School Market With First University Partnership

San Luis Obispo, Calif., may be better known for its wineries and golden coastline than its tech economy. But that could change, thanks to a partnership between one of the major universities in the area, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Fullstack Academy, a coding bootcamp based in New York and Chicago.

Computer Science Now More Than an Elective for University of California Admissions

At campuses that teach the subject, computer science is often offered as an elective at high schools in California. But now, for prospective University of California students, that course can count as a science requirement on college applications, too.

DeVos Wants More Bootcamp-University Partnerships. Here’s a Look Inside One.

It came as a surprise to many last November when a for-profit coding school and a small liberal arts college announced that the two would join forces.Nestled in the green hills of Marin Country, Calif., Dominican University has been around for 129 years, and didn’t have many offerings available for students interested in technology or computer science. Less than 20 miles south in downtown San Francisco, Make School, a coding bootcamp, was looking into ways it could get its two-year program accredited to offer students a bachelor’s degree.

A Bootcamp Down Under: Trilogy Education Extends University Tech Training Globally

As technology companies from Google to Salesforce plant roots in Australia, government and business leaders down under are trying to figure out ways to train students and workers to keep up with a changing workforce.

Massive Online Courses Find A New Audience With Continuing Medical Education

Applications are surging for New York University’s School of Medicine after the university announced last year that its medical program would be tuition-free for all students.

University Data Science Programs Turn to Ethics and the Humanities

Data scientist Mark Madsen has been programming and crunching data long before buzzwords like artificial intelligence and machine learning were common. So when the field really started expanding around 2010, Madsen, who works near Portland, Ore., began receiving requests from local colleges and universities asking for tips about crafting their data-science curriculum.

EdSurge’s First International Education Technology Events Calendar

Twice per year, EdSurge creates a calendar of K-12 and higher education technology events in the U.S. and beyond. Each year, as the list grows, the font gets smaller and smaller—while there are still plenty of events to include.That’s why in 2019, we’re offering something new: an additional events calendar dedicated to edtech events happening outside the U.S.

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Online Coding School Lambda Raises $30M, Looks Toward Medicine and Cybersecurity

Coding bootcamps have been quick to adopt income-share agreements, or ISAs, as they work to figure out funding models amid a fast-changing industry.The model typically entails students paying back a portion of their salary after completing a program and landing a job, rather than paying tuition up front. And even as questions remain about whether or not this unregulated financing model will work in the long run, more alternative education providers schools—and even some universities—are giving ISAs a try.

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