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Lumina Foundation Grants Support Organizations that Recognize Learning Outside the Classroom

In an effort to build clearer credential pathways for adult learners — particularly people of color and Native learners — Lumina Foundation has awarded $3.5 million in grants to nine organizations that are "working to ensure that knowledge, skills, and abilities gained outside formal higher education — through work, military, and other experiences — can be recognized and applied toward programs that lead to credentials of value."

Fragmentation Is Holding up Usefulness of Credentials

Adoption of credentialing in the workforce continues to be a challenge because the system is so fragmented, according to a new report from Third Way.

AWS Cloud Computing Degree to Go Statewide in TX

A new associate degree in cloud computing developed by the Dallas County Community College District Office and Amazon Web Services will be offered at every Texas community college and technical school in spring 2020.

Endpoint Security Tool Protects Off-Campus Users

The DNSWatchGO solution from WatchGuard Technologies alerts educators about real-time phishing attempts and protects them against malicious websites both on and off school premises.



Internet2 and E&I to Collaborate on Cloud Services Contracts

Internet2 and E&I Cooperative Services have announced a pilot project aimed at providing U.S. higher education institutions with competitively solicited contracts for cloud services.

New CA Community College Addresses Working Adults

California is taking on the skills gap directly by opening a community college dedicated to addressing the needs of working adults and hiring managers. Calbright College, which opened for course registration today, will use a combination of online classes, mobile apps and in-person apprenticeships to give its adult students the specific skills they need to get higher paying jobs.

9 Benchmarks that Inform How a Student Chooses a School

When faced with choosing between two institutions, how does a student make the decision about which college or university to attend? It's a combination of factors, according to a new report from Eduventures.

Workcred to Promote Data Sharing Among Credentialing Bodies

Workcred, a nonprofit affiliate of the American National Standards Institute, is looking to form a network of 25-30 credentialing bodies that will be "early adopters and influencers" in sharing data.

Credential Engine Counts More than 738,000 Unique Credentials in the U.S.

A recent report from nonprofit Credential Engine estimated that the number of credentials offered in the U.S. totals more than 738,000. That includes high school diplomas, postsecondary degrees and certificates, registered apprenticeships, certifications, licenses, alternative degree programs and skills training "bootcamps."

Enrollment in Computer and Information Sciences Up Despite Overall Decline

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services was the top undergraduate major gaining college enrollment at four-year schools, based on the number of added students, according to the latest reporting by the National Student Clearinghouse. Overall, however, college enrollments continued their decline.

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