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Visualizing Academic Risk

After years of researching the factors that impact student success, Marist College developed an open source early alert dashboard that turns interventions into a proactive, rather than reactive, process.

NSF Creates AI-Powered Innovation Program

The National Science Foundation has announced a new joint federal program to fund research focused on artificial intelligence at colleges, universities and nonprofit or nonacademic organizations focused on educational or research activities. The National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes program expects to award approximately $120 million in 2020 to fund planning grants and up to six research institutes.

Grants Fund Higher Ed Projects Using Technology for Public Good

The Public Interest Technology University Network has announced its inaugural list of grantees for its Network Challenge.

Lumina Foundation Grants Support Organizations that Recognize Learning Outside the Classroom

In an effort to build clearer credential pathways for adult learners — particularly people of color and Native learners — Lumina Foundation has awarded $3.5 million in grants to nine organizations that are "working to ensure that knowledge, skills, and abilities gained outside formal higher education — through work, military, and other experiences — can be recognized and applied toward programs that lead to credentials of value."

Harvard Initiative to Fund Student Ed Tech Ideas

Harvard's Operation Impact initiative will provide student entrepreneurs with dollars and support to create "impact-focused" startups that focus on issues that educators face around the world.

How Personalized Support and a Culture of Data Can Jumpstart Student Success

When graduation rates plateaued, the University of South Florida turned to predictive analytics and a case management approach to student support — with striking results.

Refining Disaster Recovery in a Challenging Environment

A clever use of software-defined network virtualization took Mohave Community College from a crippling 72-hour outage to a 45-minute (and still dropping) recovery time.

Program Offers Free Textbook Subscriptions to HBCU Students

Learning materials company Cengage has partnered with the United Negro College Fund to provide free semester-long textbook subscriptions to 1,000 students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Digital Badging Grants Offered to 'Push Envelope' on Micro-Credentials

Education Design Lab has launched a search for four teams that will help improve digital badging.

CA Community Colleges Awarded $27.5 Million for Online CTE

California's community college system has issued 70 grants totaling $27.5 million to help its colleges develop and strengthen career education programs that can be taken online.

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