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U.S. Education Department Makes Push for $1.1 Billion in CTE Funding

The United States Department of Education is looking to re-up a $1.1 billion investment in career and technical education.

More Admissions Officers Going Online To Research Applicants

Admissions officers were more likely to go online and research applicants for the 2014-2015 academic year than they were in the previous year. Nearly half (45 percent) reported that they performed applicant searches during the more recent admissions season compared to 36 percent during 2013-2014. Almost 7 in 10 (67 percent) hunted on Facebook and 4 in 10 searched on Twitter. Those are some of the results from an annual survey performed by an education technology company that sells a service to help students assess and manage their online presence.

Ohio State U, Oak Hills Local SD Partner on Digital Content Evaluation

SpotOn, an initiative of Ohio State University, has partnered with Oak Hills Local School District to offer professional development in the evaluation of digital content.

Florida State U Adopts Adaptive, MySQL-compliant Database

Florida State University's Research Computer Center has adopted an adaptive, MySQL-compliant database to help researchers accelerate queries on complex data sets.



Binghamton U Implements Application Delivery Controllers

Binghamton University, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, has implemented new application delivery controllers to provide high availability and improved performance of its student information systems and other infrastructure.

Survey: Most Students Prefer New SAT Format

This Saturday students had a chance to take the new SAT exam, and a post-test survey revealed that most students preferred the new format, found the reading test easier than they expected and considered the test items reflective of what they were learning in school.

MIT and Cambridge Co-Host Cybersecurity Hackathon

A cybersecurity challenge pitted students from two universities, one in the United States and the other in the United Kingdom, against cyber criminals in a hackathon.

St. Petersburg College Teams with private Partner To Launch Free Learning Design Kit

St. Petersburg College and Smart Sparrow have partnered to launch the Learning Design Starter Kit, a free tool designed to help faculty create their own digital learning resources.

Ricoh Unveils Printers for Education

Ricoh has launched the Multifunction Printer for Education Series, a collection of printers designed to better integrate into classrooms and other educational settings by interfacing with learning management systems, cloud storage and print management software.

U Michigan Expands to edX with 4 Courses

The University of Michigan, a founding partner of MOOC company Coursera, has followed through on a fall 2015 commitment to deliver massive open, online courses on edX as well.

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