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Network Outage Hits Western Michigan U on Last Day of Finals

The last day of finals week wasn't a good one for students at Western Michigan University. Two failed routers that were meant to provide redundancy to each other created an "unprecedented computer network failure" at the campus, preventing many students from logging into the network, taking online exams or turning in last-minute assignments.

Helping Students Find Success in Community College

A new report finds adding supports for low-income students at community colleges can increase enrollment rates and retention levels.

Bill Aims to Boost Participation in STEM

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee is looking to invest in STEM education starting in high school and continuing into workforce development.

Dashboard for Higher Ed Surveys Debuts

New America has released an online repository for public opinion surveys through an interactive dashboard designed for researchers, journalists and policymakers.



Initiative Urges Students to Identify Career Goals Early

At the same time that the Coalition for Career Development is promoting a greater emphasis on early career planning in K-12 and higher education, Complete College America has begun pushing a "Purpose First" philosophy for colleges and universities, a strategy intended to serve as the "missing link" among career choice, guided pathways and first-year momentum.

Jenzabar Intros Analytics Tools

Jenzabar is adding several analytics tools to its Jenzabar One suite of cloud-based higher education technology products and services.

SAS Debuts New Education Offerings

Software analytics provider SAS is making a major investment in education through the launch of four new offerings that it says will enhance the learning experience.

Wiley to Acquire Knewton Assets

John Wiley & Sons today announced it will purchase the assets of adaptive learning company Knewton.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of May 6, 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.

Overall 4- and 6-Year Grad Rates Tick Up

The latest reporting from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows a graduation rate of 44 percent by the end of year four (up from 42 percent for the previous cohort) and 64 percent by year six (up from 63 percent) for first-time, full-time students who entered college in the fall of 2012.

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