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In recent years, dozens of coding schools and boot camps have opened up, promising that they can teach students enough software programming that they can get a high-paying job in just a few months.
Now one of the most prominent institutions, New York’s Flatiron School, will be shelling out $375,000 to settle charges brought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office. The AG said the school operated for a period without the proper educational license, and it improperly marketed both its job placement rates and the salaries of its graduates.
New York regulators didn’t find any inaccuracies in Flatiron’s “outcomes report,” a document the company is proud of. However, the Attorney General’s office found (PDF) that certain statements made on Flatiron’s website didn’t constitute “clear and conspicuous” disclosure.
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