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October 3, 2017 // Austin Business Journal

Opportunity Awaits: 6 Austin Tech Companies Hiring Top Talent Now

“While Civitas Learning’s mission — to graduate 1 million more students a year by 2025 — is at the heart of everything we do, we are also proud to be breaking ground on a next-generation data platform to revolutionize how education institutions use data to help students,” said Alex Victoria, CTO.

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September 29, 2017 // EdSurge

Can Technology-Augmented Academic Advising Improve College Graduation Rates?

According to a 2016 report by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, only 40 percent of students finish their bachelor’s degree within four years, and only 60 percent graduate from the college they began at within six years of starting. And while gaps in graduation rates across “race and ethnicity are narrowing,” those based on “gender and income are increasing.”

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September 15, 2017 // National Public Radio

Homeless And In College. Then Harvey Struck

Christina Broussard was trapped in her grandmother’s living room for three days during Hurricane Harvey. Rain poured through the ceiling in the bathrooms and bedrooms.

Broussard’s a student at Houston Community College. Her grandmother is 74 and uses a wheelchair.

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September 5, 2017 // Austin Business Journal

2017 Fast 50: The fastest-growing companies in Austin

The numbers have been crunched, and the winners of Austin Business Journal’s annual Fast 50 contest — which highlights local companies that have grown rapidly in the past three years — have been revealed.

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September 5, 2017 // University Business

Texas Higher Education Community launches unified giving initiative

Texas and national leaders from higher education associations, institutions, foundations, and businesses have come together to launch the Harvey HELP Fund, a crowd-sourced relief fund dedicated to aiding the close to 500,000 students impacted by Hurricane Harvey–almost a third of all of the college and university students in the state. Announced today, HELP, which stands for Higher Education Learning Pathways, will provide emergency funds to enable students in southeast Texas to stay on or more quickly return to their education pathway.

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September 3, 2017 // EdSurge

Sorry, Steve: In Edtech, Consumers Do Know What They Want

“People don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” In the library of Steve Jobs quotes, this may be among the top—particularly among entrepreneurs and the news outlets that cover them.

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September 2, 2017 // Edtech Digest

Harvey HELP

Texas and national leaders from higher education associations, institutions, foundations, and businesses have come together to launch the Harvey HELP Fund, a crowd-sourced relief fund dedicated to aiding the close to 500,000 students impacted by Hurricane Harvey—almost a third of all of the college and university students in the state.

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September 2, 2017 // Austin American Stateman

HARVEY RECOVERY: ACC, others launch fund to help college students

Austin Community College has joined six other educational organizations to launch the Harvey HELP Fund, a crowd- sourced relief fund to aid the close to 500,000 students impacted by Hurricane Harvey. HELP, which stands for Higher Education Learning Pathways, will provide emergency funds to enable students in southeast Texas to stay on or more quickly return to their education pathway.

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September 1, 2017 // Austin Business Journal

Texas Higher Education Community Launches Unified Giving Initiative to Provide Emergency Aid to College Students Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Texas and national leaders from higher education associations, institutions, foundations, and businesses have come together to launch the Harvey HELP Fund, a crowd-sourced relief fund dedicated to aiding the close to 500,000 students impacted by Hurricane Harvey–almost a third of all of the college and university students in the state. Announced today, HELP, which stands for Higher Education Learning Pathways, will provide emergency funds to enable students in southeast Texas to stay on or more quickly return to their education pathway.

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August 15, 2017 // eCampus News

Should institutions “nudge” students for graduation success?

In 2010, the British government, looking for innovative solutions to some of their most challenging social problems, formed the Behavioural Insights Team, better known as the Nudge Unit.

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