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Andreessen Horowitz-backed Wonderschool is cutting 25% of its staff, and some employees say it’s a ‘desperate’ attempt to juice its business for investors

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Wonderschool, a startup that helps parents find day care, has laid off about 25% of its staff in a “desperate” attempt to cut costs and increase revenue, according to several employees who were recently let go. The Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup is downsizing at the same time it plans for a major expansion in 2020. Some […]

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These Berkeley PhD students and the co-founder of buzzy $6.2 billion Databricks are tackling the next really hard problem for big data programmers

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On Wednesday, the startup Anyscale announced it raised $20.6 million in series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. Anyscale was built from the open source project Ray, a distributed computing project that allows people to run large scale applications across many computers. Anyscale was started by University of California, Berkeley graduate students and the co-founder […]

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Here’s the salary breakdown for Yale’s MBA class of 2019, including the industries that are paying its grads the most

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Yale’s School of Management ranks 9th among US News & World Report’s national business school rankings, and 11th in the world according to The Financial Times. The total cost of attendance for a Yale SOM MBA student was $100,274 for the 2018-2019 school year, but starting base salaries indicate that graduates are well compensated for […]

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A Stanford dean told us exactly what she’s looking for in MBA applicants, and what they need to get in

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Stanford’s MBA program has an acceptance rate of 5.1%, making it one of the most selective programs in the US. Stanford GSB’s career management center head and assistant dean, Jamie Schein, told Business Insider what makes a successful Stanford applicant. Stanford MBAs are entrepreneurially minded, she explained, but they don’t all want to start their […]

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Here’s the salary breakdown for Stanford’s class of 2019, including the industries that are paying its MBA grads the most

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Stanford’s Graduate School of Business 2019 employment report highlights starting salaries and trends in its most recent graduating class. Jamie Schein, Stanford GSB’s career management center head and assistant dean, said median and mean base salaries increased from last year by 6% and 5% respectively Social impact roles, such as sustainable supply chain management, increased […]

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A startup that’s modeled after Airbnb, Instacart, and Lyft and funded by one of their investors is taking its first leap to conquer the $59 billion day care industry

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Wonderschool, a startup that helps parents find day care, is expanding to four new markets next year. The company helps childcare providers fill capacity by listing their centers on its website and mobile app, letting prospective parents book tours, and posting reviews. Wonderschool has raised $24 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Lerer Hippeau, and […]

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A free business development bootcamp backed by Ashton Kutcher accepts only 2.5% of applicants and boasts a 100% job placement rate. Its founders and students describe what it takes to get in and do well.

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Tuition-free SV Academy could be a game-changer for people at a career crossroads, especially immigrants and low-income students. The program prepares people for business development Representative roles at tech companies. Admissions into the three-month program is intensely competitive, with an average of 4,000 applications a month for 100 seats— but once applicants are in, they’re […]

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The number of Americans training to become teachers has dropped by a third since 2010, and it’s creating a critical educator shortage that will affect every state

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There are one-third less people enrolling in teacher training programs, which is part of the certification process to become an educator, according to data from the Center for American Progress. In some states, such as Michigan, Oklahoma, and Illinois, enrollment declined by more than 50%. The drop in teacher training enrollment suggests that issues plaguing […]

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The University of Miami just invested $3.7 million in a new campus-wide supercomputer, and it’s a case study in how higher education is changing in the age of big data

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Supercomputing involves connecting smaller computers to a larger processing network for more computing options and capabilities. The University of Miami partnered with IBM this year for a $3.7 million update to the supercomputer it’s had in place since 2008. The new system is eight to 10 times more powerful than the previous one. Business Insider […]

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Congress told 80,000 firefighters and teachers it would forgive their student loans. Over 10 years later, a tangle of mismanagement has kept them from receiving anything.

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The New York Times reported that the federal government has rejected more than 80,000 low-paid professionals from student debt forgiveness. More than 99% of applicants for loan forgiveness get rejected. Congress created the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program to encourage graduates to go into low-paid but necessary jobs, such as teaching and law enforcement. According […]

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The CEO of a nonprofit that’s awarded $180 million in fellowships to women MBA students explains how business school can help chip away at the glass ceiling

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Applications to top business schools are on the decline, but gender parity is going up. That’s according to Elissa Sangster, the CEO of Forté Foundation, a nonprofit centered on gender parity in business school. To date, Forté has awarded $180 million in fellowships to female MBA students. She says that she’s “confident” that the foundation […]

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The new MacBook Pro is the best work laptop Apple has ever made, but it still falls behind Windows rivals in two key areas (AAPL)

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Apple’s new MacBook Pro has a larger 16-inch screen and an improved keyboard, making it a compelling choice for Apple fans looking for a powerful work computer. The keyboard in particular represents a much-needed upgrade; Apple has ditched the butterfly mechanism keyboard in favor of a design inspired by its popular Magic keyboard. But, as […]