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Pearson, General Assembly Partner on Online Courses for Job Skills

Pearson has partnered with General Assembly to offer online, skills-focused courses in the areas of digital marketing, web development, user experience design and data analytics.

New Tools to Support Reentry for Previously Incarcerated Youth & Adults

As part of National Reentry Week, the U.S. government announced $5.7 million in grants and a new toolkit aimed at helping previously incarcerated youth and adults transition back into the general population.

White House Offers $100 Million Competitive Grants To Push Free Community College

The new competitive grants build on the executive office’s plan to offer free community college programs and connect students to high-growth careers.

Report: We Have the Data, Now We Need To Personalize Learning

Schools have been collecting data on students through standardized tests and other means for years, but teachers, parents and other stakeholders in students' development often don't have the opportunity to use that data to help meet individual students' needs, according to a new report from the Data Quality Campaign.



U California Grants A-G Approval for 10 Shmoop Courses

Ten online courses from digital publisher Shmoop have recently earned a-g approval from the University of California, bringing the total number of a-g courses offered by the company to 20.

Southeastern Oklahoma Boosts Its Online MBA Program

The business school at Southeastern Oklahoma State University is adding five new focus areas to its online MBA program for a total of 11 areas of specialization.

UCLA Deploys Homebrewed Urban Simulator for Campus Planning

UCLA representatives use 3D technology to solve architectural challenges on what is already a very crowded university campus.

Campus Management Intros Retention Service with AI Intervention

A new cloud-based service from Campus Management guides students from enrollment through graduation, employing an "artificial intelligence persona" to communicate with those in need of intervention.

Federal Research Funding Grows $3.7 Billion

Federal funding for basic and applied research grew 6 percent in the most recent year’s data, with projections for more modest growth through 2016.

Pearson and Mathspace Partner To Improve Mathematical Reasoning Skills

Pearson’s partnership brings a new feature to MyMathLab and MyStatLab that offers students feedback and support while solving math problems.

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