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Americans: Math a Must-Have, and Science Is 'Cool'

In the future the best jobs are all going to require people to know a coding language. At least that's what seven in 10 Americans (73 percent) said they believe in a recent poll. Nearly nine in 10 (86 percent) said knowing how to use a computer is "just as important as knowing how to read and write." Three quarters said they consider....

Duke Upgrades Storage for Big Data Management

Duke Research Computing at Duke University has expanded its data storage to two petabytes to support the big data management needs of its researchers.

Tech Trends: Rise of the Robots

Gartner has released its top 10 strategic predictions for 2016 and the near future. This year's list highlights "smart" technologies, such as artificial intelligence, and the relationships of humans to machines.

Academic Partnerships Taps AspirEDU To Improve Student Retention

Academic Partnerships, a company that helps colleges and universities convert courses to digital formats, is teaming up with AspirEDU in an effort to improve student retention.

Helix Education Launches Retention-as-a-Service

Helix Education has combined constituent relationship management technology with one-on-one student success coaches for a new Retention-as-a-Service offering.

4 Institutions Share in $4.99 Million Grant To Improve Teacher Evaluations

A coalition of education institutions has won a five-year $4.99 million grant from the Department of Education's Institute for Education Sciences to look into how state school systems can drive instructional improvement with teacher evaluations.

Microsoft Rolling Out Updated Lumia Mobile Devices

Microsoft has introduced a new range of Windows 10-based Lumia smart phones, including a 5.7-inch quad-HD model to rival the latest Android-based phablets.

Microsoft Makes Surface Pro Tablet Faster and More Capable

Microsoft is updating its Windows tablet lineup with the launch of the Surface Pro 4, a faster version of the Surface Pro with a larger display and upgraded stylus.

Cal State San Bernardino Students Test Free Movie and Music Download

Cal State San Bernardino's library will be the first academic library to pilot a streaming content service that lets students stream or download movies, music and audiobooks using their student IDs.

SAT Essay Losing Steam Among Admissions Officers

University admissions officers are ho-hum about the essay question. According to a survey of 300 colleges and universities, only a handful of them will expect applicants to submit their score from the new SAT's essay section.