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Philanthropist proposes MOOCs as a ‘free’ freshman year

By Keith Button, Education Dive Source: Education Dive If the Obama $60 billion free community college tuition plan was ever enacted — a big if with Republicans controlling Congress — the free-first-year idea could offer a like-minded path for students who choose four-year schools. Klinsky’s idea also would tap one of the strengths of MOOCs […]

Press Releases Modern States

“Freshman Year for Free” Press Announcement

MODERN STATES ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR FRESHMAN YEAR FOR FREE COLLABORATES WITH EDX TO FUND DEVELOPMENT OF MORE THAN 20 FREE ONLINE COURSES OVER THE NEXT YEAR New York, NY and Cambridge, MA — January 15, 2015 — Today the non-profit Modern States Education Alliance announced a major new initiative — “Freshman Year for Free” — […]

Articles The Washington Post

Donor seeks to offer ‘freshman year for free’ through online college courses

By Nick Anderson, Washington Post Source: The Washington Post Also appeared on the Ames Tribune President Obama is proposing to make community college tuition-free for qualified students nationwide. But what if anyone could take the first year of college free online? A New York philanthropist announced a $1 million donation Wednesday that aims to make […]

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