Student loan refinancer CommonBond announced a strategic partnership with education planning and financing provider Nelnet. As part of the deal Nelnet invested an undisclosed amount in CommonBond and agreed to finance at least $150 million of CommonBond’s annual loan volume.
In this week’s Sunday Review we learn that teachers are also victims of cyberbullying, that the library of the future has no books, that technology turns teachers into super-teachers of the future, that schools might end on the slow lane under the proposed FCC regulation, that mobile phones boost literacy in developing countries and much more.
In this week’s Sunday Review we learn that experience without humility is not very helpful (when it comes to leading Coursera), that you can earn a MBA without spending a single dollar for tuition, that the SAT is useless, that school children in Ireland code 3D worlds and use the Oculus Rift, that you should not listen to music when you learn and much more.
And Happy Easter from the EDUKWEST team!
Tuition.io, a student loan managing platform, received an undisclosed investment from Raj Date through his investment firm Fenway Summer.
Tuition.io had previously raised a $1 million Seed Round from a group of investors.
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.