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Carnegie Mellon To Save $2 Million Annually from IBM Smart Building Initiative

Carnegie Mellon University expects to save about 10 percent on utilities costs -- nearly $2 million annually -- by installing a smart building system in 36 facilities on its Pittsburgh campus.

U Southern California's Rossier School of Ed Launches Equity Teacher Ceritificate Program

University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education has teamed with a private partner to launch an online course focused on strategies to differentiate instruction for English language learning students in an effort to prepare them for Common Core assessments. The course is one of four that, taken together, comprise the "Equity Educator Certificate Program."

New Software Aims To Make Big Data Analysis Easier, Faster

Maplesoft has introduced a new version of its flagship product, Maple 2015, that it says will make it easier for educators to access and work with data.

Penn State Expands Online Master of Ed Program

Pennsylvania State University has expanded its online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction to include five areas of emphasis for students to choose from.



U Colorado Boulder Students To Staff NASA Missions

Students at the University of Colorado Boulder will be working on a mission for NASA scheduled for launch next week and intended to explore geomagnetic storms, solar flares and other energetic phenomena in the atmosphere.

Versal, Wolfram Partner To Facilitate Online Course Creation

Versal and Wolfram Research are joining forces to make it easier for teachers to insert interactive elements into the online courses and other learning experiences they create — without coding.

$9.6 Million in Grants To Boost Community College Completion in North Carolina

A collection of grants from the John M. Belk Endowment totaling $9.6 million aims to increase community college completion in North Carolina, create career pathways for more students and strengthen the state's workforce.

1 School in 7 Loses 'Critical Data' Forever

Compared to other kinds of organizations — business, government and not-for-profit — educational institutions are the least prepared for disaster recovery.

American Millennials Not Terribly Bright When It Comes to Pretty Much Everything That Matters, Analysis Finds

According to new analysis by testing company ETS, the generation of adults born after 1980 demonstrate "weak skills" in literacy, numeracy and technology problem solving —  in spite of having more years of schooling than all other previous generations.

MakerBot Debuts Starter Labs for Ready-to-Go 3D Printing

MakerBot has launched Starter Labs, kits designed to help educational institutions get 3D printing systems set up quickly.