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August 18, 2018 // Learning English

Study: Many Students Who Quit College Are Close to Completion

Recent research suggests that many U.S. college students who drop out have actually already completed most of their program requirements. The organization Civitas Learning studies and supports the growth of higher education in the United States. The study found that on average, nearly one in five students who left school without a degree had completed at least 75 percent of their program requirements.

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August 10, 2018 // Getting Smart

32 Ways AI is Improving Education

Machine learning is beginning to improve student learning and provide better support for teachers and learners. Following is a quick list of a couple dozen applications that are (or soon will be) making good use of machine learning to support better education.

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August 8, 2018 // The Tech Tribune

2019 10 Best Tech Startups in Austin

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Austin, Texas. In doing their research they considered several factors including but not limited to Revenue potential, Leadership team, Brand/product traction, and Competitive landscape.

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August 5, 2018 // Enterprise - Record

Chico tech entrepreneur shares ideas with 1 Million Cups crowd

Chico entrepreneur Robert Strazzarino encouraged startup entrepreneurs to keep going no matter what, learning as much from failure as success. Strazzarino spoke to a roomful at 1 Million Cups, a weekly gathering to introduce new startups, and link them with mentors and experienced business individuals. The event is sponsored by Chicostart a local incubator designed to support Northern California entrepreneurs and based in the Chico city offices building.

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July 31, 2018 // Center for American Progress

A Promising Model to Boost Retention for Part-Time Students

There is a growing awareness that American higher education needs to better serve students who are attending college part time and who face long odds of completing a degree. Yet, the strategies put forward to improve these students’ prospects have largely focused on increasing their course loads. While that is undoubtedly the best answer for some part-time students, it’s impossible for others.

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July 27, 2018 // Austin Business Journal

Austin business founders and executives share the impact of disruption

The Austin Business Journal convened some of the most successful founders and executives in Austin to share their experiences. Participants included Charles Thornburgh, Founder and CEO of Civitas Learning.

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July 16, 2018 // Campus Technology

Today's College Students Shy Away from Face-to-Face Advising

It’s time for student advising to go beyond the traditional format. While 44 percent of college students would like their coaching to be one-on-one in person, according to a recent survey, more collectively would prefer other modes, including e-mailing (18 percent), online via videoconference or texting (both at 11 percent), via personalized college app (10 percent) and by social media (6 percent).

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July 16, 2018 // University Business

One quarter of current college students believe it will be difficult to graduate

Civitas Learning, released the results of a national survey conducted in partnership with the Center for Generational Kinetics, a leading Millennial and Gen Z research firm that asked a cross-section of both traditional and adult learners about their educational experiences, needs and aspirations. According to the data, one quarter of students, across all categories, expressed concerns about their ability to graduate.

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July 16, 2018 // Observatory of Educational Innovation

The challenge of university dropouts

In Latin America, only half of the students between 25 and 29 years old finish university, according to the World Bank Group. To make matters worse, half of these dropouts happen during the first year. A recent survey carried out by the Civitas Learning educational consultancy to 1,500 university students, reveals some of the reasons why students quit higher education and identify areas of opportunity that are rarely addressed.

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July 13, 2018 // SmartBrief

What factors prevent students from graduating?

A survey from Civitas Learning found that one-quarter of college students say it will be hard for them to finish their degree, with students describing time management and anxiety as their top challenges. Students say they felt most confident turning to academic advisers for help, but about a quarter say it had been six months or longer since they did so.

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