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More Colleges Backing off SAT and ACT Admissions Rule

A running tally shows that more than a thousand accredited, four-year colleges and universities now make their admissions decisions about all or many applicants without considering ACT or SAT test scores.

Most Popular Password Turns Out to Be 123456

Recently, researchers at security firm 4iQ reported that they'd found a database of 1.4 billion clear text credentials, an aggregate database twice as large as any other ever uncovered in the dark web. The password 123456 was found in the database 9.2 million times.

3D Printing to Grow by Double Digits Through 2021

Spending on 3D printing will reach nearly $12 billion this year, up 19.9 percent over 2017, according to a new report from International Data Corp. The United States will lead spending as it accounts for about a third, $4.1 billion, of the total this year. Western Europe will follow with about $3.5 billion, and China will take the third spot as it spends $1.5 billion.

Report: California Universities Need to Simplify Online Cross-Enrollment

According to a new report, the California State University system could do a better job of tracking enrollment and outcomes and helping students know what's available online.



U St Thomas to Launch Online STEM Engineering Ed Certificates

The University of St Thomas will begin offering graduate certificates in STEM engineering education online this year.

Purdue Names New Online University

Purdue's New U, the online institution formed from the university's acquisition of Kaplan University, is now going to be called "Purdue University Global."

3D Printing Conference for Educators Heading to Atlanta in October

Educators interested in 3D printing will have a venue this fall to learn more about how to use it in K-12 and higher education.

Stanford University Names First CIO

Harvard Business School CIO Stephen Gallagher to lead Stanford's IT operations, strategic planning

NSF Begins Awarding STEM Ed Grants for Hispanic-Serving Institutions

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has begun issuing its first awards through its new grant program, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).

Gates Foundation Seeks Intermediaries for Networks of School Improvement

A range of organizations may qualify as intermediaries, including nonprofit school improvement organizations, charter management organizations, higher education institutions and school districts, for example.

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