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UC Davis Launches PD, Research Program for Community Colleges

The University of California, Davis, School of Education, in partnership with California Community Colleges, has launched Wheelhouse: The Center for Community College Leadership and Research, a new professional development and research program designed to support current and future leaders of California community colleges.

Kira Debuts Online Education Portal for Admissions Teams

Kira Talent has launched a new online education portal that offers free courses designed to help college and university admissions teams improve processes from recruitment through enrollment.

U Illinois Launches MOOC-Based Master's in Data Science

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is offering an online Master of Computer Science in Data Science degree through the Coursera massive open online course platform.

California Districts To Beef up CTE with Grant Money

California's Central Region Agriculture Education Career Pathway Consortium has received $15 million in grant funds from the California Career Pathways Trust to expand and improve career and technical education programs in 36 high schools and three community colleges in the region.



Joyce Foundation To Award $4 Million for Career Pathways

Four communities in the Great Lakes Region and three other national leaders in college and career pathways will receive the grants.

ED: Schools Can Do More to Boost Pell Student Outcomes

Warning that the country is becoming "a caste system of colleges and universities," U.S. Department of Education Secretary John King recently called on education leaders to do more in recruiting and helping low-income students succeed in higher education.

Purdue Gets Accreditation for Competency Education

Purdue University's first major competency-based learning experiment, announced in 2013, has received accreditation.

Boston U Deploys Web-Based Admissions Management

Boston University has implemented a centralized application management system for its graduate programs.

gaming at UCI eSports arena

UC Irvine Offering Scholarships for Gamers, Building Gaming Arena and Webcasting Studio

University of California, Irvine is launching a new e-sports initiative this fall, which it's describing as "the first of its kind at a public research university."

InCommon Extends Trust Services Internationally

InCommon member organizations now have single sign-on privileges with higher education institutions, research organizations and corporations in 38 other countries.

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