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New Legislation Would Make Community College Free for Eligible Students

The soon-to-be-introduced America’s College Promise Act of 2015 aims to make two years of community college free for eligible students, and provide what proponents are calling an affordable pathway for low-income students to a four-year college degree.

Berkeley College Rolls Out CRM for Better, Faster Student Communication

In an effort to improve interactions with prospective students, Berkeley College has deployed Enrollment Rx across multiple departments — spanning enrollment, community outreach, marketing and communications, advisory services and financial aid.

Vernier's Go Wireless Link Connects Scientific Sensors to Mobile Devices

Students can use the device to help them collect and analyze data from more than 40 different sensors.

Google Classroom Update: New User and Developer Tools

New features include an API; a button that allows teacher to share links, videos and images; and mobile notifications in the iOS and Android apps.



Report: Skills Gap Increasing in Higher Ed-to-Business Talent Pipelines

Employers are struggling to find college graduates with the necessary skills for their jobs, according to a new report from the Human Capital Institute.

U Colorado Boulder Hosts Photo Origami STEM Workshops

The University of Colorado Boulder is hosting STEM workshops focused on its photo origami research for K-12 students and teachers.

Report: Technology Purchases Driving up Back-to-School Shopping Budgets

Parents are spending more on school supplies this year, mostly for technology purchases, according to a new Consumer Pulse survey from Rubicon Project.

10 Universities Land Research Grants from Accenture

Accenture has provided grants to nearly a dozen universities in an effort to support research and strengthen relationships between its own R&D groups and leading research universities.

Study: Smartphones Detrimental to Learning for First-Time Users

First-time smartphone users in a recent Rice University and U.S. Air Force study found that the devices were actually detrimental to their ability to learn.

Earn2Learn Launches Student Attendance App for College

Earn2Learn is launching a new mobile app designed to encourage family engagement and student attendance at the middle school through college levels.