Startups, 2U, and Starbucks: The week's most read education news
This week, we took a look at seven startups making progress with successful funding rounds in August. Meanwhile, Starbucks' tuition reimbursement partnership with Arizona State University Online saw 4,000 employees enroll, and Burlington College's president issued her resignation during a parking lot confrontation with student protesters. Are you ready for the debut of the New York Times' education rankings next week?
Find out more — and check out our interview with University of Southern California Rossier School of Education Dean Karen Symms Gallagher on the school's online degree partnership with 2U — in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- 7 ed tech startups making progress with investors: Fundraising progress in August helped drum up interest in the products and services of these seven companies as the school year approached.
- USC ed dean: 2U made growing our program possible: The University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education recently reached 2,000 graduates in its online teacher prep program through 2U.
- 4,000 Starbucks employees enrolled in first free ASU semester: The company announced the Arizona State tuition reimbursement partnership in June.
- Embattled Burlington College president issues resignation to protesters: An exasperated Christine Plunkett appeared to resign during a Friday confrontation that saw students block her car in a parking lot.
- New York Times to release college rankings next week: The paper's list will examine the economic diversity of student bodies.
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