Monthly Archives: August 2018

Free Textbook Platform OpenStax Reducing College Costs.

Diverse Education (8/6) runs an article describing the Rice University nonprofit initiative OpenStax, launched in 2012 “to provide free textbooks and digital resources.” The program “is growing and helping to impact the cost of a college education.” Rice “recently announced … Continue reading

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Tennessee Coding School Training Young Adults As Software Engineers.

The Memphis (TN) Commercial Appeal (8/4, Lopez) reports Code Crew Code School in Memphis, Tennessee “is training 16 young adults to become entry-level software engineers, earning $60,000 a year, for free.” The paper says that four years of training are … Continue reading

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Watch “Five Robot Stories You’ll Go Nuts and Bolts Over” on YouTube

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Getting low-income kids into jobs by getting them into career-themed high schools

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