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Makerspace Summit Coming to SoCal in April

Two community college organizations will be hosting a "makerspace summit" in Irvine, CA in April to share best practices in building college maker communities. A preconference will help community colleges go international.

6 College Experiences that Spell Confidence in Job Outlook

The share of current students who expect to graduate with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the job market goes up with the greater the number of specific experiences they have during their college years. That finding came out of a survey of 32,000 U.S. undergraduates undertaken by polling company Gallup and Strada Education Network, a nonprofit that focuses on setting up pathways between college and career.

Senate Committee Advocates FAFSA Reforms

Sen. Lamar Alexander plans to once again push his colleagues in Congress to simplify the FAFSA process as part of the Higher Education Act reauthorization.

Colleges Form Network to Support Public Interest Tech

A group of 21 colleges and universities are coming together to advance and shape public advancements in technology to serve the public good.



Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of March 11, 2019)

Upcoming events include Open ed X 2019, Digital Signage Expo 2019, and O.L.C. Innovate 2019.

Trump 2020 Budget Proposal Includes Cuts to Education Programs

The proposal would cut the amount of money dedicated to the U.S. Department of Education by 10 percent at the program level.

Bill Introduced to Strengthen HBCU-DHS Relationship

A new bill in Congress would require the Department of Homeland Security issue a strategy to strength its relationship with Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

North Carolina CCs Try Machine Learning for Digital Repository Searching

The North Carolina Community College System is experimenting with machine learning to understand how it might make recommendations for digital learning content.

About a Third of High Schoolers Tackle Dual Enrollment Classes

A "data point" study by the National Center for Education Statistics reported that about a third of high school students in the 2009 to 2013 cohort took dual enrollment classes, mostly at their own schools.

Congress Dems Introduce 'Debt-Free' College Bill

Sen. Brian Schatz is the lead sponsor in a major democratic legislative push to make college "debt-free" through federal-state partnerships.

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