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Report Proposes Changes for Educator Prep Programs

All students, particularly those with disabilities, would benefit from stronger licensure standards for teachers and principals, identification of key skills for new teachers and more rigorous educator preparation programs, according to a new report from the University of Florida and the Council of Chief State School Officers.

U Central Florida, Canon Partner on Mixed Reality Competition

The University of Central Florida and Canon USA have partnered to establish a mixed reality competition and mentorship program.

Digi-Key, ARM Partner on Labs-in-a-Box

Digi-Key Electronics is partnering with ARM's University Program to help make the latter's Lab-in-a-Box available to universities.

Rochester Institute of Tech Expands Kids on Campus Summer Offerings

A well-known summer program for children at the Rochester Institute of Technology has expanded its offerings this year to include such courses as video production, 3D digital graphics and even traditional art.



U Wisconsin Campuses Kick Off Online Master's in Data Science

The university system in Wisconsin is officially taking applications for its new online master's degree program in data science.

Wharton School Deploys Lecture Capture Tech to Every Classroom

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has implemented a lecture capture system in every classroom, so students can access recordings of lectures on demand.

Rice U and Houston School District Land Joint Research Grants

Two grants will enable Houston-based Rice University to expand education research within its local school system.

PC Sales Continue To Drop Despite U.S. Growth from Apple, Lenovo

The global PC market continued to decline in the second quarter of this year, according to a recent report from International Data Corp., shipping 66.1 million units, a reduction of 11.8 percent from the same period last year.

Penn State Course Helps Online Instructors Understand Needs of Military Students

A faculty development team at Pennsylvania State University has introduced a short training course specifically to help instructors learn how to support military students in their online courses.

Top Hat Adds OpenStax Texts

Top Hat, provider of a digital learning platform for higher ed, is teaming up with Rice University's OpenStax College to offer the latter's digital textbooks through its teaching platform.