Posts By: zewitt

Winston-Salem State University Improves Writing Persistence for First-Year Students Using Upswing

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Education startup Upswing’s recent Retention Impact Study focusing on Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), a public historically black university (HBCU) and the #1 rated HBCU in North Carolina, shows that the university’s persistence among first-year students is improving since providing its students with Upswing’s integrated student services platform during the 2018-2019 academic year. Persistence, unlike student… Read more »

Upswing Partners with University of Houston-Victoria to Increase Student Success Rates

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AUSTIN, Texas – Oct. 9, 2019 – Upswing, an education technology startup, is partnering with the University of Houston-Victoria, a Hispanic-Serving Institution with 38% of students identifying as Hispanic/Latino, to connect the university’s students with campus support resources to increase student success rates. As UHV’s education partner, Upswing will create an integrated student services platform… Read more »

Upswing CEO Says Twitter’s Apprenticeship Program Underscores Demand for Diverse College Graduates

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EdTech startup, Upswing CEO Melvin Hines says Twitter took a significant step forward in underscoring the demand for non-traditional students by launching the Twitter Engineering Apprenticeship Program. According to Twitter, “Through this program, we hope to grow our technical workforce of next-generation leaders from non-traditional backgrounds and those underrepresented in tech.” Hines, the co-founder of… Read more »

Upswing Partners with Claflin University to Connect Online Students with College Support Resources

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Upswing, an education technology startup, is partnering with Claflin University, a historically black college and university (HBCU) and Upswing’s 11th HBCU partner, to connect the university’s online students with campus support resources. In its role as Claflin University’s education partner, Upswing will create a customized student engagement platform around the Claflin students’ lifestyle by expanding… Read more »