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Anthology Sells Blackboard K12 Community Engagement Division to School Website Provider Finalsite

Finalsite, a website provider for K–12 schools, has acquired Anthology’s Blackboard K–12 Community Engagement division, which includes Blackboard Web Community Manager, Blackboard Connect, Blackboard Reach, Blackboard Mass Notifications, and the Blackboard Mobile Communications App, according to a news announcement.

Cisco Partners with BEA Foundation to Support Entrepreneurship at HBCUs

In partnership with the Black Economic Alliance Foundation (BEA Foundation), Cisco has committed $5 million in grants and technical services to fuel entrepreneurship at historically Black colleges and universities.

Victor Valley College Cuts Textbook Costs in Half by Going Digital

California's Victor Valley College is embracing a digital-first textbook model through a partnership with courseware platform BibliU.

CodePath to Expand Computer Science Education in Atlanta and Chicago

CodePath, a nonprofit focused on computer science education for students in underserved communities, recently received $1 million in funding from Google to grow its programs in Atlanta and Chicago.



Report: Overreliance on Aggregrated Student Data Contributes to Equity Barriers

When institutions rely on aggregated data to develop practices and policies for all "underrepresented" or "disadvantaged" students, equity suffers, according to a new report from Every Learner Everywhere (ELE).

FBI, CISA Ransomware Alert Warns of Vice Society Targeting Education Orgs

A joint Cybersecurity Advisory released by the FBI, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center warns that Vice Society threat actors are disproportionately targeting the education sector as recently as this month.

BYU Streamlines Online Education Workflows for Admin, Staff, Mentors, and Students

Brigham Young University's BYU-Pathway Worldwide online education program has partnered with Anthology to roll out two of the company's six cloud-based ed tech platforms, creating a central hub for administrators, staff, mentors, and its 60,000 learners worldwide.

'No Holding Back' Project Using Data to Understand Impact of Administrative Holds on Students

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has selected 12 postsecondary institutions to participate in a community of practice called "No Holding Back," tasked with examining the effects that administrative holds have on students.

Google Announces $20M in Computer Science Education Grants Targeting Rural and Urban Programs

Google and its charitable foundation Google.org have announced $20 million in new grants to help expand access to computer science education to millions more students in under-resourced communities across the country, particularly rural and urban areas.

University of Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i Public Schools Partner with AWS to Increase Access to Cloud Computing Education Statewide

A new collaboration among the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE), University of Hawaiʻi System (UH), and Amazon Web Services (AWS) aims to build a cloud computing talent pipeline from high school through higher education, with a short-term goal of training and certifying 150 learners by 2025.