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Articles Financial Times

Spare a thought for the music halls

…Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are one of the most commonly cited examples of education on the internet but there are other signs of digital lecturing gathering momentum. In the US, for example, a non-profit called Modern States pays prominent academics to record lectures, and then uses these recordings as free online educational materials for […]

Articles Accuracy in Academia

Final Step in Ascendancy of Online Education?

The Modern States Education Alliance may provide just that. “In short, Modern States works like a global digital public library of great college courses,” Steve Klinsky, the founder, explains in The Washington Monthly. “If you visit, you will find state-of-the-art, totally tuition-free online courses in over 40 major freshman subjects, along with free online […]

Articles Washington Monthly

Earning College Credits For Free

A reform-minded philanthropist has partnered with leading universities to create a top-notch library of online college courses. Students who excel can earn academic credits–and the equivalent of their full freshman year for free.

Articles City Journal

Return of the MOOCs

About five years ago, college presidents, software developers, and education reformers predicted that “massive open online courses,” or MOOCs, would spur a revolution in higher education and a new era of flexible, affordable learning. The New York Times’s Education Life declared 2012 the “Year of the MOOC,” with a cover feature.

Articles Times-News

Partnership offers students chance at free college credits

A philanthropic organization aimed at making college more affordable and accessible is partnering with the county school system and local agencies to offer tuition-free courses. Modern States Education Alliance announced a partnership with Henderson County Public Schools and the local chapters of the NAACP and El Centro. The organizations will work together to help area […]


Free Online CLEP Training Available

Did you know that the CLEP test can give you college credits for a fraction of the cost of regular college courses? Currently CLEP tests cost around $80 each, but you probably know that military members can take the CLEP test for free, and veterans can use their GI Bill to pay for tests. Well […]

Articles Inside Philanthropy

“A Moral Imperative.” What’s This Finance Guy Doing to Help Kids Succeed?

Steve Klinsky, the founder and CEO of New Mountain Capital, has been catching headlines lately with his new philanthropic initiative Freshman Year for Free, but it’s hardly his first foray in education philanthropy. Klinsky got his start in the business world at Goldman Sachs in the 1980s. About a decade later, he opened an after-school […]

Articles Clark

You could get your freshman year cost free with this online program

There is currently over a trillion dollars in student loan debt in the United States and that number continues to grow each year. Fortunately, there’s a program offering an alternative way to earn college credit without having to break the bank. Modern States Education Alliance is offering free online courses to students that could even […]

Articles Jackson Sun

Making higher learning more affordable

Modern States Education Alliance, a philanthropy dedicated to making a college degree more affordable and accessible, has announced a partnership with The Ayers Foundation, an organization committed to improving the quality of life for the people of Tennessee through education, conservation and social welfare.

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