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High School Graduates Not Prepared for College or Career Decisions, National Survey Finds

According to a new survey from college and career readiness company YouScience, "75% of high school graduates are not ready to make college and career decisions. This is despite the fact that the National Center for Education Statistics reported that in the 2018-2019 school year, the graduation rate for high schools was 86%, the highest it had been since 2010."

Intelitek Debuts SmartCart 4.0 Robotics Education Platform

Tech training company Intelitek has debuted SmartCart 4.0, a fully integrated, all-inclusive robotics education platform.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Dec. 5, 2022)

Upcoming events include Future Trends Forum, SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2022, and CES 2023.

Texas Proposes Sharing Information Security Expertise Across Higher Ed and State Agencies

The Texas Department of Information Resources, in its newly released Biennial Performance Report, has asked the state legislature to make it easier for higher education institutions and other state agencies to have dedicated information security officers by allowing them to share ISOs regionally.



Promethean Acquires Digital Whiteboard App Explain Everything

Interactive display maker Promethean has acquired the digital whiteboard platform Explain Everything, which allows users to create lessons, activities, and interactive presentations on any mobile device.

Georgetown Launches Bachelor's Completion Program on Coursera

Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies has partnered with Coursera to offer a new pathway to degree completion for adult learners.

10 Common Cloud Strategy Mistakes to Avoid, According to Gartner

The definition of a cloud strategy is fairly straight-forward: Gartner calls it "a concise viewpoint on the role of cloud computing in the organization." Still, within that simple statement there is a lot of room for error, says the research and advisory firm, asserting that "business and IT leaders continue to make 10 common mistakes when crafting their cloud strategy."

U Minnesota College of Liberal Arts Partners with Helios Consulting to Offer Rise Apprenticeship Program

The University of Minnesota (UMN)'s College of Liberal Arts (CLA) has announced a partnership with Helios Consulting to offer graduates a chance to gain human resource technology skills through paid employment and training in its Rise Program, an apprenticeship designed to prepare students for a career in the Workday ecosystem.

Online Discussion Platform Adds AI Writing Assistant

Online discussion platform Packback has introduced Deep Dives, an AI-enabled writing coach designed to help students improve their writing.

Robot Combat League Founder Announces $2 Million in STEM Education Grants

Norwalk Havoc Robot League (NHRL) founder Austin McChord has announced STEM education grants of $2 million in two separate initiatives: $1 million in $10,000 grants each to 100 nonprofit universities, colleges, and tech schools to promote STEM education and iSports, and $1 million to STEM charities.