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Competency-Led Hiring on the Rise

Employers are increasingly considering competencies — rather than degrees — as the most important factor in hiring, according to a new report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

UT Austin-Dell Program to Push Pell Grad Rates to 90 Percent

The University of Texas at Austin has set a new mission targeting Pell-eligible students: to raise their six-year graduation rate from 73 percent to 90 percent.

Competition Recruits CC Students to Find STEM Solutions for Real-World Problems

The American Association of Community Colleges and the National Science Foundation have opened up the Community College Innovation Challenge.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Feb. 3, 2020)

Upcoming events include the 2020 ITC Annual Conference - eLearning, TDWI Las Vegas Conference, and Innovations 2020.

Program Aims to Propel CC Graduation Rates

A new program from MDRC is gaining a tailwind as it pursues helping more low-income students and students of color graduate from community college within three years.

Higher Ed Tech Investments Soar

According to a report that tracks global learning tech investment trends, investments directed to higher education technologies saw a substantial bump in the last year, while investments specifically in Pre-K–12 sunk dramatically.

New England College Wins Esports Sponsorship

The esports club at New England College has secured corporate support in the form of a sponsorship deal with HyperX, a manufacturer of computer memory and high-performance gaming components.

Resurgence in Traditional PCs After 7 Years of Decline

In the United States and worldwide, traditional PCs saw positive growth in the fourth quarter of 2019 and for the full year, ending "seven consecutive years of market contraction."

U Louisville Hosting Esports Tourney for High School, College Players

Kentucky's University of Louisville and Jefferson County Public Schools will host a new esports competition in a few months.

James Madison U Incorporates Job Feed into Undergrad Major Webpages

Students who view the webpages for each undergraduate major at James Madison University can now see a live feed of related job opportunities.

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