Every year, more than 2 million adults are released from prisons and jails in the United States. Of those, some 40 percent find themselves incarcerated within three years of their release. But prison education programs can curb the three-year rate of recidivism by as much as 13 full percentage points. Unfortunately, according to a new report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice, those education programs saw some drastic cuts in the four years immediately following the start of the recession, especially in states with higher prison populations.
The National Science Foundation has granted seven awards of $300,000 each to university research projects that aim to develop next-generation network technologies.
The deadline for the 2014 CT Innovators Awards has been extended to March 3.
Faculty and staff at five colleges and universities have received top awards in the National Center for Women & Information Technology's Academic Alliance Seed Fund — a program that financially supports efforts to recruit and retain women in technology disciplines.
Our tenth annual awards program recognizes institutions, technology project leaders and vendor partners that have used technology in new ways to support teaching, learning, administration and operations.
The University of Southern California (USC) has received $1.9 million to support research and expand its digital holdings in the humanities. The grant comes from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which specifically supports research universities and scholarship in the humanities as one of its funding areas.
Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, a program designed to foster startups focused on education technology, is accepting applications through May 5.
More than 50 colleges and universities are preparing students for careers in the capital markets, thanks to software donated by Trading Technologies.
Internet2 is broadening its support to include smaller colleges and universities that are not necessarily research institutions but that nevertheless have "notable research projects and cyberinfrastructure needs."
A charter school system sponsored by Arizona State University will receive a sizable grant from the United States Department of Education in order to integrate the use of technology into its classrooms.