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ED Announces 2 Grant Applications for Mental Health Services Providers

The United States Department of Education (ED) has opened two grant applications for fiscal year 2022: one for mental health service providers (MHSPs), and one for postsecondary institutions to form partnerships to fund training and placement of MHSPs in high-need schools.

New Jotform Sign Form-Builder and E-Sign Software Offers Free Starter Plan and Deep Discount for Educational Institutions

Aiming to help educational institutions digitize their paper-based processes, online form-building provider Jotform has launched a lite version of its enterprise software called Jotform Sign with a no-cost starter plan and 50% discount offer for educational organizations that subscribe to paid plans, the company said in a news release.

Howard U, National Education Equity Lab Expand Access to College-Level Algebra for Underserved High School Students

Howard University and the nonprofit National Education Equity Lab have announced they are expanding a program that allows high school students in historically underserved communities to take college Algebra in their high school classrooms and earn college credit at no cost.

EAB Acquires Concourse to Help Colleges and Universities Recruit Students

EAB, a company that partners with over 2,500 K–12 and higher education institutions, recently announced the acquisition of Concourse Global, creator of an alternative college admissions platform to help increase access to higher education. The company also announced it is expanding its Greenlight Match program, a partnership with Concourse launched in 2021.



Coursera Survey: Student and Employer Demand for Microcredentials Is High

According to a global survey from Coursera, employers and students alike see value in microcredentials that document job-relevant skills and experience.

Robotics Education Lagging Behind Demand, Surveys Find

Swiss-based automation technology company ABB announced recently that robotics and automation training are lagging behind increased global demand, according to two surveys it conducted this year on supply chain and education.

Class-Action Suits Over Data Breaches No Longer Require Proof of Actual Harm, According to Federal Appeals Court Ruling

As ransomware attacks targeting the education sector grab more headlines every week, a new ruling from a federal appeals court has made it easier for people whose data is breached and leaked on the dark web to sue the organizations where the data was compromised.

IBM to Co-Create Cybersecurity Leadership Centers at 20 HBCUs

IBM is working with 20 historically Black colleges and universities across the country to help establish Cybersecurity Leadership Centers that will provide students and faculty with training and certification resources at no cost.

Digital Learning Challenge Finalists Competing for $1M Prize

XPRIZE, an organization that operates competitions to "solve humanity's grand challenges," has announced three Digital Learning Challenge finalists that are using AI methods, big data, and machine learning to better study educational outcomes.

$1M ED Challenge Seeks Digital Tools to Help Adult Learners Navigate to Careers

The United States Department of Education has launched the Future Finder Challenge, calling for strategists, developers, user-centered designers, and educators to build digital tools that better support adult learners in their journey from education to the workforce.