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Study Examines Benefits and Constraints of BYOD Policies

A new study examines the affordances, or benefits, and constraints of instituting bring your own device (BYOD) policies in schools.

Career Training Earnings

Education Dept. Sees Disparity in Career Training Earnings

The gloves are off. According to a study released by the U.S. Department of Education, in every single category except three — culinary arts, aesthetology and cosmetology — mean earnings of students who graduate from career training programs delivered by public institutions are higher than the earnings for students who attended for-profit institutions.

Report: Community College Students Confused About Pathways to Obtain CS Degrees

Computer science (CS) has become an increasingly popular major in postsecondary education, yet students at community colleges struggle to stay on track to graduate with a CS degree, according to a new report from Google for Education in partnership with nonprofit Education, Training, Research. The study surveyed 321 students enrolled in introductory programming or data structures classes at two community colleges in California.

Polymath Physicist, First Lady of Software Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Obama named 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to honor individuals who have made contributions to the security or national interest of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.



National American U Turns to Private Partner for Coding Bootcamp Curriculum

National American University has partnered with a private company to offer a 10-week coding bootcamp at its Lewisville campus.

U Memphis Explores Support for Blended Learning Environments

The University of Memphis is teaming with a private partner to explore how students can best thrive in a blended learning environment with access to both teachers and automated instruction.

12 University Teams Advance in Amazon AI Contest

Amazon has announced 12 university teams that will participate in its Alexa Prize contest, which challenges university and college students worldwide to develop a “socialbot” capable of holding conversations with humans for 20 minutes.

Berkeley Launches Online Master of Information and Cybersecurity

The University of California, Berkeley's School of Information has tapped a private partner to help launch a new online program, Master of Information and Cybersecurity.

Historically Black Institutions Pursue Higher College Completion Rates with Complete College America

The College Fund will also kick off a "Fifteen to Finish" program with its member institutions. This CCA best practice encourages students to take 15 or more credits each semester to help ensure they graduate within four years.

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