GitHub adds 21 new partners to its free Student Developer Pack

GitHub adds 21 new partners to its free Student Developer Pack

16 ViewsFor a few years now, GitHub has been running a program that gives students around the world free access to GitHub Pro and various free and discounted services from other partners as part of its GitHub Education program. In total, more than 1.5 million students have now signed up for the program, with about …

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Many public school classrooms are overcrowded, but some states fare worse than others. Here’s the average class size for every US state.

Many public school classrooms are overcrowded, but some states fare worse than others. Here’s the average class size for every US state.

13 ViewsShutterstock More students are graduating from high school in the United States than ever before.Increased student enrollment and lackluster public school funding have led to overcrowding in classrooms across the country.INSIDER looked at National Center for Education Statistics data to find the average class sizes for elementary and high schools in every state. Visit …

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What Planned Parenthood’s Funding Change Means for Patients

What Planned Parenthood’s Funding Change Means for Patients

11 ViewsPhoto: Spencer Platt (Getty)Recently the Trump administration changed the rules for Title X funds, and this week Planned Parenthood decided to stop accepting the money. As a result, free and sliding scale birth control, STD testing, and other services may become harder to access. Here’s what you need to know. What is Title X?Pronounced …

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Ahead of its IPO, Postmates starts offering no-strings perks for couriers

Ahead of its IPO, Postmates starts offering no-strings perks for couriers

86 ViewsSalaried workers may not realize how much of their compensation comes from perks and benefits, rather than the paycheck. But contractors appreciate the difference, as they pay not just higher employment taxes but full freight for health, disability, liability, and other insurance.Gig companies like Uber have been sweetening the deal by offering some freebies …

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Making the Grade: What’s the state of Apple in education in 2019?

Making the Grade: What’s the state of Apple in education in 2019?

99 ViewsApple’s long had an interesting in their products being used in primary, secondary, and university settings. I believe this is partly due to the revenue opportunities (including e-rate), but I also know that Apple truly does care about the learning environment of students. One thing to consider for Apple is by investing in education, …

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The US spends more on education than any other country, but students lag behind academically. Here’s how much other countries spend and how well their students perform.

The US spends more on education than any other country, but students lag behind academically. Here’s how much other countries spend and how well their students perform.

90 ViewsHere’s how the US stacks up to countries around the world. Shutterstock The US spends over $700 billion on public education, yet it lags behind most other industrialized countries in key measurements of academic success.The curriculums, teaching styles, and class structure of schools differ widely all around the world.INSIDER analyzed US government data to …

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