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student loans

One Trillion Problems but a Loan ain’t One – ENT #22 04-18-2014

With episode 10 of On the Ed Chris and I take the show out of alpha mode and also bring back our popular Ed NewsTicker (ENT) format.

As always we take you through the most important fundraising stories, mergers and acquisitions as well as other other news of the week of April 14.

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EDUKWEST Monday Ristretto

Monday Ristretto: Independence, Consolidation and Brick and Mortar

To get you up to speed for the week ahead, we serve you a Monday Ristretto here on EDUKWEST by picking the most important reads from the past week, putting them in a grinder and extracting the essential information for a short and punchy brew.

Today we’ve got three shots for you. Quora trying to stay independent by raising another $80 million, legacy players in the programming space consolidating the market and brick and mortar classrooms having a comeback.

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EDUKWEST Sunday Review

Sunday Review for the Week of April 7th 2014

In this week’s Sunday Review we have got charter schools cashing in on kids, MOOC’s older siblings lynda.com and Pluralsight flexing their muscles, K12 Inc rebranding part of the company, Nigeria’s Mark Zuckerberg, the impact of student loans on the economy, how Facebook killed the class reunion and more.

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EdTech Startup News

EdTech Startup News: TTS, Experfy, Lingua.ly, Mathspace and Timbuktu Labs

Here is our new weekly rundown of EdTech Startup News beyond funding, IPOs or mergers and acquisitions.

This week we cover Technology Transfer Services, a company that aims to use VR goggles in HR training, Experfy which wants to build a “McKinsey in the cloud”, Lingua.ly that wants to turn the Internet into a language learning textbooks and two partnerships: Mathspace with Pearson and Timbuktu Labs with De Agostini Libri .

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EDUKWEST Monday Ristretto

Monday Ristretto: Data Backlash, Student Debt and EdTech IPOs

To get you up to speed for the week ahead, we serve you a Monday Ristretto here on EDUKWEST by picking the most important reads from the past week, putting them in a grinder and extracting the essential information for a short and punchy brew.

Today we’ve got three shots for you. It’s all about inBloom and the data backlash, investments in peer-to-peer lending platforms and edtech IPOs.

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Declara

HEDLINE: Largest Mexican Union to train 1.6m Teachers Online via Declara

The Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (SNTE) announced that it has selected Declara as technology platform to deliver training to 1.6 million teachers and administrators in Mexico.

Through the training SNTE, Latin America’s largest teacher union, aims to provide teachers with the necessary skills to compete in a global economy.

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