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With HBCU Funds Hanging in the Balance, Alexander Pushes for Higher Ed Reform Package

The chairman of the Senate’s education committee is blocking legislation to provide federal funding to HBCUs in order to get components of the Higher Education Act reauthorization passed in the short term.

New Alexa Education Skill API Enables Voice Control of Ed Tech

Amazon has introduced a new application programming interface that will give developers the ability to create Alexa skills that can be integrated into their education technology systems and platforms

Open Source App Teaches Physics of Magnetic Fields in AR

Wearing headsets, students can visualize how the magnetic field works in two or three dimensions by manipulating virtual bar magnets with their fingers and watching how compass needles respond to this invisible phenomenon.

New Google Tool Tracks G Suite Usage

Google is introducing a new analytics tool that allows G Suite for Education administrators to get insights into how different Google solutions are being utilized within their organizations.

6 Colleges Launch or Expand Esports Programs

Recently, Northcentral Technical College in Wisconsin said it was launching a varsity team that would compete as a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), a governing body for college esports.

Apprenticeship Program Provides On-the-Job Training in Cybersecurity

Florida International University is launching a Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program to give learners hands-on training and a chance to obtain industry credentials in the cybersecurity field.

Texas Tech Adds Coding Academy to Increase Access to Job Training

Texas Tech University and Austin Coding Academy are joining forces to train students for careers in web development and software engineering.

NSF Funds STEM Reskilling Courseware Research

The National Science Foundation has announced five awards to universities to develop and study open source platforms to train and reskill workers in STEM fields.

New Resource to Provide Starter Kit for Teaching Data Science

The University of Pennsylvania, IBM and the Linux Foundation are developing an open source starter kit to help any institution in the world launch its own data science program.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Sept. 23, 2019)

Upcoming events include the Career Everywhere Indianapolis 2019 Conference, the 2019 C.C.U.M.C. Annual Conference, and Educause Annual Conference 2019.

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