The soon-to-be-introduced America’s College Promise Act of 2015 aims to make two years of community college free for eligible students, and provide what proponents are calling an affordable pathway for low-income students to a four-year college degree.
Accenture has provided grants to nearly a dozen universities in an effort to support research and strengthen relationships between its own R&D groups and leading research universities.
Judging the Campus Technology Innovators awards provides a broad view of technology's impact on higher education around the world.
Pennsylvania State University's Center for Online Innovation in Learning will fund seven new projects designed to enhance teaching and learning through online innovation.
Engineering and computer science programs at six higher education institutions will get a big revamp thanks to $12 million in funding from the National Science Foundation.
Researchers from Harvard, Penn State's College of Education and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have won a $1.387 million grant to develop labs designed to help middle school students understand spatial thinking in astronomy.
A group of local teachers will visit University of Colorado Boulder to learn how to use infographics in their classrooms as part of a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation aimed at increasing STEM literacy.
A team of engineering students from West Virginia University has taken home a $100,000 prize from NASA in a "Sample Return Robot Challenge," part of the space agency's Centennial Challenges prize program.
The STEM Funders Network has launched a new initiative designed to help create communities of practice supporting science, technology, engineering and math.
The education school at the University of California Davis has won a $3.5 million grant to deliver instruction to students who are struggling with early reading in 100 first-grade classrooms.