Prime Digital Academy Is Moving To The Grain Exchange

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prime-20logo-20colorVia News Release

“Recent failures of national for-profit schools are showing that some educational models aren’t able to meet the changing needs of modern employers, but Prime Digital Academy (Prime) is a Minnesota success story that’s showing there is room for disruptive innovation in education. Today, Prime announced a plan to relocate their campus from Bloomington, MN to a new downtown Minneapolis campus in January of 2017. They’ll use the additional space at the new location to launch a program focused on training User Experience Designers.”

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The Iron Yard Offers Free Tuition For Women and Minorities In Minnesota

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screen-shot-2016-09-14-at-12-50-36-pmThe Iron Yard announced last week a partnership with Code Fellows and Operation HOPE to launch a $40m Tech Opportunity Fund for some free tuition in 2017 across their nationwide network of 21 coding schools.

These ‘diversity scholarships’ are reserved exclusively for women and minorities, beginning in 2017.

Greenville, South Carolina-based Iron Yard opened a Minneapolis chapter in January, 2016, and has since completed one cohort, with upcoming Front-End and Back-End Engineering slated for October 17.

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Kidblog Tries To Convince Users It’s Worth Paying For

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Screen Shot 2016-08-27 at 12.34.53 PMBy Covey Son, Star Tribune

“Year after year, Matt Hardy struggled to spark an itch for writing in his students.

His fourth-graders in Eden Prairie thought it was a “boring and contrived” task. They didn’t see a point, Hardy said, to inscribe something only he, and maybe the class, would ever read. He wanted a space where students could share their work to an audience. But to throw a child’s writing up online and open the floodgates? That seemed too dangerous.”

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Beta Byte: Esqyr

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Beta Byte is a series underwritten by Bust Out Solutions for that early stage tech found somewhere between idea and traction.

 
 
What is the name of the company and/or product? Where is it found online?

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What distinct problem does this solve?

Test prep options for professional licensure tests are too expensive and inflexible. There are many more licensed professions, but students increasingly lack resources to purchase test prep.

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Apple Brings Kids Coding Camps To Minnesota Retail Stores

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By Sarah Perez, TechCrunch

Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 12.32.40 PM“Apple this summer is expanding its lineup of Apple Camp sessions to include a new course that teaches children the basics of coding. Aimed at children ages 8 through 12, the new 3-day session will use software from Tynker to introduce concepts of block-based coding and will allow kids to program Sphero robots. These classes will be small – capped at around a dozen attendees – and are opening to registration [MOA, Uptown, Southdale, Rosedale Center, Ridgedale] this morning alongside others in Apple’s ongoing summer camp series.

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With Recent Deals, Capella Moves Into Software Coding Skills

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By Evan Ramstad, Star Tribune

“Shortly after becoming chief executive of Hackbright Academy last November, Sharon Wienbar started getting calls from companies wanting to buy it. Most wanted Hackbright, a school in San Francisco that teaches women about software programming and engineering, to expand to include men. “Quite a few said, ‘Hey, you’ll double your business,’ ” Wienbar said. “They didn’t get it.”

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Capella Acquires Another Coding School, Utah-Based DevMountain

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“MINNEAPOLIS– Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA) today announced that DevMountain, an industry-leading coding school, has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company. DevMountain’s mission is to be the most accessible and impactful software coding school in the country by bringing affordability to the highest quality, hands-on education in the software coding industry. Following Capella’s recent partnership with CareerBuilder® called RightSkillSM and acquisition of Hackbright Academy, DevMountain represents a complementary platform on which to extend Capella’s leadership position in the job-ready skills market. “

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U of M Tech Transfer Reflection Sciences Is Raising $1m

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Reflection SciencesLocal edutech venture Reflection Sciences has raised $625k of a $1m funding round according to this SEC disclosure.

Cofounded in 2014 by University of Minnesota child development researchers Philip Zelazo and Stephanie Carlson (CEO), Reflection Sciences develops software to assess assess children’s executive function — such as attention, working memory, self-control, and cognitive flexibility.

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