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Edsurge has published an op-ed, "A Basic Glossary to Income Share Agreements, a New Approach to Student Finance," penned by the CEO of Vemo Education and by the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management at Purdue. There is no disclosure on the article that Edsurge and Vemo Education share investors: Learn Capital.

I have been tracking these failures to disclose financial relationships because Edsurge has been selling its Concierge service to K-12 schools in order to help them buy ed-tech products. The lack of transparency is important, I think. Now Edsurge says it's ending the service, but I'm still going to keep track of the publication's disclosure issues.

As Edsurge expands its higher education coverage, it's worth following the narratives (and perhaps eventually the products and services) it's promoting to universities.

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