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DeVos: We're Just 'Scratching the Surface' of Ed with Tech

The new Secretary of the Department of Education told an audience of education innovators that she believed the role of technology in education has just begun to "scratch the surface," particularly in bringing "new opportunities" to rural populations.

CTE Reauthorization Draws Congressional Attention

Even as Congress faces the challenge of funding the federal government for a few more months, some legislators have also turned their attention to a revamp of the law covering career and technical education.

Ed Dept. Names Finalists for Virtual and Augmented Reality Competition

The ED has selected five finalists in the EdSim Challenge, a national competition that aims to advance students’ career and technical skills with immersive, computer-based simulations. Finalists will each receive $50,000 and continue to develop their prototypes for a chance to win the $430,000 grand prize.

UC Irvine Races to Launch Space-Bound Rocket

The university received a $1 million gift from its partner Base11, a nonprofit STEM workforce development and entrepreneur accelerator, to fund its Moonshot Initiative to launch a liquid-fueled rocket into space.

UC Irvine Receives $30 Million for Convergent Engineering and Science Building

In its strategic plan, the University of California, Irvine promised growth that makes a difference. UCI is delivering on that promise with a new, state-of-the-art convergent engineering and science facility to increase its output of large-scale, collaborative and cross-disciplinary research in engineering, computing and physical sciences.

U of Rhode Island Kicks Off Construction for $125 Million Engineering Complex

The University of Rhode Island has started construction for a $125 million engineering complex conceived with collaboration, innovation and flexible learning models in mind.

New Resource Breaks Down Basics of College Affordability

A website from the Urban Institute looks at what paying for college actually means.

Florida Performance Funding Metric Looks at Student 'Sticker Price'

Universities and colleges in Florida will shortly be evaluated by a new student-focused metric newly introduced into their annual state evaluations.

Education Department Database Publishes Accreditation Warnings

The United States Department of Education last week published a database of accreditation reporting statuses — a move that means more transparency for higher education.

UC Davis Taps Mobile Tech to Simplify Financial Aid

The university teamed up with CampusLogic earlier this year to deploy an end-to-end student financial aid engagement platform.

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