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FCC Blocks 9 Companies From Providing Low-Income Internet Access

FCC regulators are telling nine companies that they won’t be allowed to participate in a federal program intended to help them provide affordable internet access to low-income consumers — weeks after those companies were approved to do so.

Call for Entries: 2017 Campus Technology Impact Awards

The new Campus Technology Impact Awards will honor exemplary colleges and universities that are making an extraordinary impact with technology on campus, doing important work in the service of teaching, learning, administration and operations.

U of Virginia to Study K–12 Student Engagement, Success in STEM

Projects funded through the newly launched Science Everywhere Innovation Challenge will be used as part of a research study at the University of Virginia.

Feds Release Final State Authorization Rules for Distance Ed Programs

The United States Department of Education has released its final rules to improve oversight and clarify the state authorization requirements for institutions to participate in federal student aid disbursement programs — which will impact more than 5.5 million students.

California Launches CC Pathways Project Based on National Model

Three California community colleges that participated in a national project to help students get and stay on a path for their college studies will be leading other community colleges in the state to implement a similar model.

MIT's Solve Initiative Launches 3 New Innovation Challenges

MIT's Solve initiative, a community focused on creative problem-solving, is tackling major global issues with three new challenges. This year's Solve challenges seek innovative, affordable, far-reaching and implementable solutions to address refugee education, carbon contributions and chronic diseases.

Steelcase Education Grant Offers $65,000 Classroom Redesign

The company's 2017 Active Learning Center Grant launches today.

NSF Ranks R&D Spending in Higher Ed

The National Science Foundation recently released its annual ranking of total R&D expenditures for more than 900 colleges and universities.

Queens College to Boost STEM Diversity With Federal Funds

Queens College received its first installment of a $5.6 million grant from the United States Department of Education to improve its STEM programs – particularly for Hispanic and low-income students.

Polymath Physicist, First Lady of Software Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Obama named 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to honor individuals who have made contributions to the security or national interest of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.

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