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Program Offers Free Textbook Subscriptions to HBCU Students

Learning materials company Cengage has partnered with the United Negro College Fund to provide free semester-long textbook subscriptions to 1,000 students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Even with Rising Costs, College Remains a Solid Investment

In a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, two researchers have determined that even though college costs are rising, it's still a good investment.

ED Approves California Federal Financial Aid Fix

The U.S. Department of Education is allowing California's new process for students receiving federal aid despite a change in ED regulations that would have impacted 80,000 online students.

Tech Not a Cure-all in Student Advising

A recent effort to use technology more consistently in the college student advising process resulted in few changes over the status quo.



Gender Pay Gap Persists for IT Staffers

In its latest analysis of IT salaries in higher education, the Educause Center for Analysis and Research found that a significant salary gap between men and women persists among IT staff.

2U Announces First Online Undergrad Degree Offering

2U is partnering with the London School of Economics and Political Science to offer the company's first online undergraduate degree program.

Survey: Financial Blunders Abound in Higher Ed

According to a recent survey, nearly two-thirds of schools reported financial fraud, waste and abuse as a challenge. More than one in four said their vulnerability to risk of fraud and abuse has increased in the last year.

Christensen Institute Explores Use of Tech to Build Students' Social Capital

Helping students develop their "social capital" — the people and environments they have access to, including caring teachers, tutors, mentors, coaches and friends who can help them thrive — isn't just a job for students' immediate face-to-face connections.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Aug. 5, 2019)

Upcoming events include the T.D.W.I. San Diego Conference, SANS Network Security 2019, and 2019 C.C.U.M.C. Annual Conference.

Report Offers Equity Lessons Learned from CTE Programs

A new policy brief from MDRC explores how the career and technical education programs of today can avoid the equity problems that plagued vocational education in previous generations.

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