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Ransomware Extorts $25 Million in Payments over 2 Years

Last year was the first year ransomware was a multi-million-dollar industry, according to the researchers, and it wasn't necessarily the most well known ransomware that accounted for that growth.

Requiring College Exams Boosts Enrollment

New research suggests a way to reverse some of the impact of the enrollment drop higher ed has experienced for the last five years: Require and pay for all public high school students to take a college entrance exam.

U Texas Austin Wrangles Next-Gen Petascale Supercomputer

The University of Texas at Austin recently introduced its newest supercomputer. Stampede2, as it's called, is intended to serve as the flagship at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and will be available to tens of thousands of researchers across the country.

Sierra College to Build Up Makerspaces with $350,000 Grant

California's Sierra College is investing in makerspaces with a $350,000 grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.



ClearScholar Integrates Salesforce to Make Campus Apps More Student-Centric

ClearScholar has partnered with Salesforce.org, the philanthropic arm of Salesforce, to help drive mobile connectedness on campus and boost self-advocacy for students.

Jobs Report: 97 Percent of Flatiron School Graduates Land Jobs

While two major coding bootcamps shut down recently, another released its latest jobs report — boasting a 99 graduation rate and 97 percent hire rate for job-seeking students.

Report: Cloud Eases LMS Migration, Leads to Market Change

A shift to the cloud is causing market change for learning management systems, according to a new report from education technology research firm e-Literate.

Grant Spotlight: American Association of University Women STEM Equity Grants

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is offering one- and two-year grants, with extra consideration for proposals involving schools, designed to address the needs of girls and women or to educate the public on related issues.

U North Texas Lands Funding to Launch Human Intelligence and Language Technologies Lab

The University of North Texas recently landed funding from a private partner to develop new analytics techniques.

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