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?Another Major Coding Bootcamp, Iron Yard, Announces Closure

The Iron Yard, a Greenville, S.C.-based coding bootcamp, is closing up shop. The school wrote in a blog post today that it will be ceasing operations at all of its 15 campuses around the U.S. after its current 12-week session finishes.“In considering the current environment, the board of The Iron Yard has made the difficult decision to cease operations at all campuses after teaching out remaining summer cohorts. We will finish out summer classes completely, including career support,” the announcement reads.

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?Dev Bootcamp Community Reacts to Closure Decision

John-Michael Murphy had just finished up a long day of assessments on Wednesday evening when he received an email with some unexpected news. His school, Dev Bootcamp, wrote that it would be shutting down about three months after his graduation this summer.

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?An Augmented Reality Library Comes to Life for Aspiring Teachers at UT San Antonio

The University of Texas at San Antonio has more than 2 million titles in its library system, and lately it’s been building a collection that most students—and future teachers—might not even know exists yet.
A small but growing library of augmented reality books, consisting of 25 children’s titles, is part of a research partnership between UTSA Libraries and the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD). They range in subject from astronomy, to dinosaurs, and even cardboard bedtime stories for infants.

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Wanna (Edtech) Getaway? Check Out These Higher-Ed Conferences for 2017-2018

Summer is here! And so is our bi-annual higher education events calendar, ready to get you started on planning your next conference or education getaway. Digital learning in Abu Dhabi, anyone?

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?The Cost of Cutting in Line: Students Can Now Buy Their Way to a Job Interview

How much would you pay to score a job interview? $10? $950? In desperate times, that's apparently the price range in the market for these services, which involve commodifying age-old job seeking practices: networking and mentoring.

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?Major Textbook Publishers Sue Follett Over Counterfeit Sales

Three of the country’s largest publishers, Pearson Education, McGraw-Hill Education and Cengage Learning, are suing Follett Corporation, a major textbook distributor, on charges of selling counterfeit textbooks in its stores.The companies claim many of Follett’s textbooks are purchased from questionable distributors that sell illegally-copied versions. “These scurrilous dealers are no better than those selling counterfeit watches on a street corner,” the complaint reads.

38 Community Colleges Share What It Takes to Launch an OER Degree Program

The college affordability crisis has gained much attention in recent years, yet prices continue to climb. Tuition increased 89 percent from 2002 to 2012, and textbook prices—which cost anywhere from $600 to $1300 today—rose 82 percent over the same period, according to U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Report Calls for ISA Investment, Says ‘Discredit Ethical Claims’

“Momentum is growing around ISAs,” says the authors of a report on how income share agreements could impact the way students pay for college in the future. The model, which requires students to pay a percentage of their salary back to a lender after graduating, has gained traction as more companies and universities have begun experimenting with the idea.Whether or not that momentum is headed in a direction that will offer students a reliable alternative to debt, however, remains a question for many who study the private borrowing space.

?Trilogy Education Raises $30M to Give Universities a Bootcamp in Skills-Based Training

Coding bootcamp providers may have found their niche by targeting needs that traditional four-year institutions do not always offer: short, skill-based learning programs. But education startup Trilogy Education Services is trying to knock the disruptors by helping universities set up their own “bootcamp” services.

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EWA’s New President, Greg Toppo on a ‘New Era for Education and the Press’

There’s a new chief in town at the Education Writers Association, and he’s no stranger to the organization or beat. Greg Toppo, a seasoned education reporter at USA Today, this week made one of his first appearances as board president before the entire membership in Washington D.C.

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