Liz Gannes

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Quad Learning Raises $11M to Make College Affordable

MOOCs are revolutionary and all, but free online courses for thousands of people at a time still seems like a crazy experiment. Another edtech startup, called Quad Learning, is taking an approach that plays more within conventional systems, by offering community college courses online and then helping participating students transfer to top schools for their degrees. It has raised $11 million from investors including New Atlantic Ventures and NEA.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald