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Education Design Lab Fund to Help Community Colleges Develop Workforce-Relevant Credentials

Nonprofit Education Design Lab has launched a $2.5 million Community College Growth Engine Fund, devoted to helping community colleges across the United States create short-term credentials that connect workers with in-demand jobs and industries.

Ascendium Issues Grants to Help Orgs Continue Their Ed Improvement Programs

Two organizations have received sizable grants to continue their education reform work in the midst of the challenges posted by COVID-19.

Bringing Career Skills to Life in VR

At Fox Valley Technical College, students are using virtual reality to safely explore the inner workings of a diesel engine — while it is running.

App Helps Feed Students in Need

The University of California, Merced is addressing food insecurity on campus with a program that allows students to donate unused meal plan funds to peers.

Supporting Teaching and Research with Immersive Tools

San Diego State University has created a center for teaching with virtual-, augmented- and mixed-reality tools that supports research in the cross-curriculum implementation of immersive pedagogies.

Cultivating Digital Leaders

A program at Georgia State University is widening the scope of digital literacy to include problem-solving and leadership strategies.

OER for Workforce Development

SkillsCommons provides a massive but navigable repository for the workforce development pipeline — supporting programs with affordable, openly licensed training and education materials.

Sharing Threat Intelligence in Higher Ed

The OmniSOC security operations center exchanges security data and best practices with institutions throughout the higher education sector.

ED Announces $300 Million Grant Competition to 'Rethink Education'

The United State Department of Education has launched a new grant program offering $307.5 million in funds for states to "create adaptable, innovative learning opportunities for K-12 and postsecondary learners in response to the COVID-19 national emergency."

How the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Pays Out for Ed

The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 24, 2020, includes about $30.75 billion directly dedicated to the needs of public education.

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