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PlayVS Makes Foray into College Esports

PlayVS and Epic Games have teamed up to launch a Fortnite esports league for college and high school players.

New Data Literacy Institute Will Help Institutions Harness Data for Student Success

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and Association for Institutional Research are teaming up for a pilot that will provide data literacy training to APLU member campuses.

ACE Receives ED Funds to Explore Blockchain's Potential

The American Council on Education is exploring the use of blockchain in education with a new initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

$1.1 Million in ED Grants Available to Ed Tech Companies

The U.S. Department of Education has $1.1 million in grants available to for-profit ed tech companies.



Esports Explodes on Campus in Time for Fall 2020 Play

New esports teams and playing spaces have been announced by a dozen colleges and universities around the country in the last month.

Post U Adds Second EPL Line and IPTV

Post University has wrapped up its latest network upgrade. The work at the Connecticut university involved deploying a second Ethernet Private Line and streaming television.

OER in Oregon Shrinks Cost of Course Materials by Three-Quarters

A recently released study showed that an investment by the state of Oregon in promoting textbook affordability has led to a dramatic drop in the cost of course materials for transfer degrees.

Competency-Led Hiring on the Rise

Employers are increasingly considering competencies — rather than degrees — as the most important factor in hiring, according to a new report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

UT Austin-Dell Program to Push Pell Grad Rates to 90 Percent

The University of Texas at Austin has set a new mission targeting Pell-eligible students: to raise their six-year graduation rate from 73 percent to 90 percent.

Competition Recruits CC Students to Find STEM Solutions for Real-World Problems

The American Association of Community Colleges and the National Science Foundation have opened up the Community College Innovation Challenge.

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