6/28/2016

Are college athletes being exploited?; A college ROI checklist, advice for grads and more education insights


Got Sponsors? UCLA signed a record $280 million contract with Under Armour. A student-intern for UCLA’s athletic department weighs in, while an Adobe principal analyst examines the social currency of schools who have inked major sponsorship deals.


Student Beware: A YCombinator alum cautions students who may be wooed by the free tuition being offered by 42, a coding university set to open in Silicon Valley.  


Displaced Education: EdX CEO Anant Agarwal writes about a partnership that will help to create new pathways to higher education for millions of refugees.


Agenda Item: Education consultant and LinkedIn Top Voice Heidi Holder outlines what the remaining presidential candidates are saying about education.


Veterans to Work: The G.I. Bill was passed more than 70 years ago. Lumina Foundation CEO Jamie Merisotis says it’s time to take it a step further by helping to “translate veterans’ military experience into labor-market value.”


ROI Checklist: Many have asked, “Is college worth it?” A financial advisor lists a few questions to ask yourself to help evaluate that investment and how to determine the potential ROI.

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