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.
WillowTree Apps has launched the Apps for Education Platform, a tool designed to help educational institutions develop and deploy customized apps and HTML5 Web sites.
Cornell University's Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management will offer journal articles through its Emerging Markets Institute. The institute provides private forum for discussion between researchers and corporate leaders in developed and developing markets.
MatterHackers has unveiled MatterControl for Android, software designed to network 3D printers and allow users to print directly from the devices without using a PC connection via a touch screen interface.
Smart phones running on Google's Android OS will approach 1 billion units by the end of this year, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.
The National Science Foundation has granted seven awards of $300,000 each to university research projects that aim to develop next-generation network technologies.
Marist College has launched a student-driven online collaborative learning environment called The FOLD (Fashion Online Learning Domain).
The deadline for the 2014 CT Innovators Awards has been extended to March 3.
Pearson has launched Acclaim, an Open Badge platform designed for academic institutions, professional associations and other credentialing programs.
Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma has upgraded its network infrastructure to support virtualization, mobility and a bring-your-own-device environment.