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Legislation Around Capitol Hill: Congress Considers Bills Focused on STEM Equity, Privacy, Transfer Credits, Anti-Harassment, Cyber Workforce and School Security

Lawmakers considered six bills this week that could impact the lives of teachers and students in significant ways.

UConn Launches Coding Boot Camp

The University of Connecticut’s School of Engineering is starting its first coding boot camp geared toward adult learners and working professionals.

Virginia Community Colleges Providing Digital Courseware Systemwide at No Cost to Students

Students at all 23 member colleges of the Virginia Community College System have access to digital courseware at no cost, thanks to an agreement with open educational resources provider Lumen Learning.

Digital Attack Strikes 201 Online Campus Stores

A digital attack recently hit 201 online campus stores, all running the same checkout software. A cybercrime group injected a version of Magecart, first reported by Trend Micro, into campus store websites to scrape credit card and other customer data during checkout, which was then sent to a remote server.



Non-Degree Credentials Boost Employment and Life Outcomes

American adults who have earned certificates or certifications, but lack a college degree, still report better employment and life outcomes than individuals with no credentials, according to a new report from Strada Education Network and Lumina Foundation.

4 Pilots to Test Technologies and Strategies for Transfer Student Advising

As part of the Education Design Lab’s Seamless Transfer Pathways design challenge, four college and university teams are using artificial intelligence, interactive tools and more to address low transfer and completion rates among community college students.

First Wave of Carnegie Mellon Learning Tools Now Available

Carnegie Mellon University has moved forward in its efforts to release education tools into the world. Last week, the institution officially introduced OpenSimon, a community and collection of tools dedicated to "[catalyzing] a revolution in learning and teaching" for higher education and K-12.

Florida International U Launching Immersive Studio

A Florida university will be launching an immersive lab for its students, to help them learn how to work with augmented and virtual reality. Florida International University's College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts will open the new Immersive Studios for Altered Reality at its Biscayne Bay campus, in time for the fall semester.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of May 13, 2019)

Upcoming events include the International Conference on Learning Engineering, NISOD International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, and the W.C.E.T. Summit.

16 Community Colleges Join Latest Achieving the Dream Cohort

Achieving the Dream has a new cohort of colleges in its national network. Eight community colleges in Connecticut, two each in California and North Carolina and one each in Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey and Texas have committed to "building their capacity for change," as Karen Stout, president and CEO of the organization, said in a statement.

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