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U of Washington to Double Computer Science Enrollment with New Building

A $10 million donation from Amazon will go toward building a computer science building on UW’s Seattle campus.

West Virginia Wesleyan College Looks to Private Partner to Improve Access to Payment System

West Virginia Wesleyan College has adopted a new tool in an effort to make it easier and more accessible for students and parents to make payments.

Google Renames Apps for Edu, Adds 'Machine Intelligence'

Google has changed the name of its popular service Google Apps for Education to G Suite for Education. With this change comes several new features that have been added to some of the apps included in G Suite. These features use “machine intelligence” to facilitate and add more functionalities to Google Apps.



A Million Students Push for Postsecondary Data Reform

Nonprofit advocacy organization Young Invincibles has published a new education agenda calling on policymakers to overturn the Student Unit Record Ban, as well as additional reforms to make higher education data more transparent.

University of Michigan Wins $5 Million Grant to Study Common Core

Researchers from the University of Michigan, Brown University and Stanford University have received a grant worth nearly $5 million from the Spencer Foundation and the William T. Grant Foundation for the first phase of a five year study on the effects of the Common Core State Standards on teaching and learning.

Internet2 President & CEO to Step Down

The Board of Trustees for Internet2 announced that President and CEO Dave Lambert will retire from full-time professional activities next year.

MoodleCloud Expands BigBlueButton Web Conferencing Options

MoodleCloud, a hosted service for the open source Moodle LMS, is giving schools the ability to purchase more user licenses of BigBlueButton as an add-on to the service.

CDW Launches Cloud Planning Services

CDW has announced a new offering for organizations looking to move to the cloud.

Curricula Provider Great Minds Suing FedEx Over OER

The curricula provider Great Minds is suing FedEx in New York City federal court, arguing that the delivery, printing and photocopying company should compensate the education organization for the money FedEx makes from requests from schools to copy materials that Great Minds created and makes available for free, on an open license.

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