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A teacher trainee enrolled in an apprenticeship program at Reach University stands in front of an elementary school classroom, her hand raised as if to get students' attention. In the background, Reach University president Joe E. Ross is seated.

Will ‘Apprenticeship Degrees’ Come to America?

The emergence of prestigious “degree apprenticeships” in the United Kingdom has implications for the future of higher ed in the U.S., Joe E. Ross writes.

Cover of America’s Hidden Economic Engines: How Community Colleges Can Drive Shared Prosperity, edited by Robert Schwartz and Rachel Lipson

‘America’s Hidden Economic Engines’

A new book from the Harvard Project on Workforce paints community colleges as pivotal for economic prosperity. The book’s editors and a community college president discuss why.

The Florida Gulf Coast University campus: buildings surround a rectangular grassy area.
Opinion

What Should Badges Add to the Curriculum? Nothing!

Instead, digital badges should enhance and highlight the value of what students are already learning, Aysegul Timur, Clay Motley, Glenn Whitehouse, Shawn Felton and Dave Jaeger write.

An illustration of a person inserting a gold coin into a black box labeled "ROI," with multiple coins coming out of the box's other side.
Opinion

College Going Is Changing; We Need Better Data

As demand for short-term credentials rises, we need better, more systematic data on the return on investment, Joe May and Mark Schneider write.

2U Completes Purchase of edX

The online learning platform absorbs the nonprofit started by Harvard and MIT to expand its reach. Philosophical concerns linger, but edX partners will benefit from new investment.

Coursera vs. 2U/edX? Noodle Joins the Fray

John Katzman's online program company has become an alternative to online degree enablers. Now it wants to similarly challenge major providers of free and low-cost non-degree courses and credentials.

2U and edX Merger Benefits Both

The combined 2U-edX company will be a larger threat to Coursera, which has become the behemoth of the online education space.

2U, edX to Combine to Create Online Learning Giant

Online learning provider company to buy assets of nonprofit MOOC pioneer to create a new entity reaching 50 million learners.