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OPINION: Three ways to help more low-income students get through college

Hechinger Report - March 18, 2019 4733

More low-income students are getting into college than ever before. That’s the good news. The bad news? They’re not getting out, and those who do often have nowhere to go.  Decades-long efforts to increase college access for low-income students have worked: as of 2016, the enrollment gap between low-income and wealthy students has narrowed to just […]


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Colleges start looking for ways to house and feed their students who are homeless

Hechinger Report - March 17, 2019 4678

This story about college student homelessness and hunger was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up for our higher education newsletter. Four years ago, Dorothy Gorder was living under the I-5 bridge in downtown Seattle. Addicted to meth and heroin, she lived in makeshift shelters fashioned out of […]


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New directions

New Technology in Higher Education - March 15, 2019 4528

I’m looking for a new career, building on my skills and experience in working with people, technology, data science, and artificial intelligence. At the moment, I’m wide open to ideas for what that might be, and in what domain. As most people who know me may be aware, I have very broad interests (everything is … Continue reading "New directions"

OPINION: How colleges can cash in on the latest admissions scandal — without breaking the law

Hechinger Report - March 13, 2019 4458

It was astonishing how quickly people moved from outrage over the latest college admissions bribery scandal to a kind of grim recognition. Sure, coaches allegedly taking bribes to ensure underqualified rich kids were accepted to USC and Georgetown is different than, say, Harvard allegedly taking $2.5 million to admit Jared Kushner. But a lot of people […]


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Game studio funding: The right investor at the right stage

Gamasutra - March 13, 2019 4415

As a follow-up to project specific financing options, we turn to the wonderful world of company-based equity funding, where investors are betting on your ability to grow the value of your studio long-term. ...

Crowdfunding platform BrightLocker shuts down

Gamasutra - March 06, 2019 4059

BrightLocker, a crowdfunding platform similar to Patreon and Kickstarter, is closing down amid claims that some developers hadn't been paid money owed. ...

OPINION: Why one plan to cut college debt needs rebooting, not rejecting

Hechinger Report - March 04, 2019 3965

The intention was good: The federal government would offer the nation’s teachers, first responders and other public servants relief on their college loan debt. The reality is bad: Fewer than one percent of applicants to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF) have been approved, in large part due to problematic loan-servicing practices. This situation has […]


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Finding the Right Training and Career Development Opportunities for Your Organization

The Scholarly Kitchen - February 28, 2019 3703

Your desk is covered with brochures about getting new skills to meet growing needs, and course offerings for continuing education credits. Your inbox is filled with notices about meetings and webinars. How do you decide which is worth your time?


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Make the most of your crowdfunding success!

Gamasutra - February 27, 2019 3658

How do you seamlessly transition from your successful crowdfunding campaign to your own platform? Xsolla Store is the solution. ...