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Fed Spending on Science & Engineering Dipped Slightly

A new report shows that obligations from federal agencies to academic institutions for science and engineering dropped from $31.1 billion in fiscal year 2014 to $30.5 billion in fiscal year 2015.

U Minnesota Rochester Centralizes Assessment Data for Accreditation Reporting

The University of Minnesota Rochester is tapping into technology from Portfolium to revamp its accreditation management and reporting process.

4-H Attempts to Break World Record for Largest Electrical Engineering Lesson

4-H, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, created an Incredible Wearables kit for the event that will enable youth to build their own wearable fitness trackers.

Barnes & Noble Acquires Deeper Roots in Ed Tech

The company, which runs 769 campus bookstores, recently acquired Student Brands for $58.5 million in cash.



Macmillan Learning and Chegg Partner for Textbook Rentals

Macmillan Learning textbooks will now be available through a rental-only model, thanks to a partnership with Chegg.

DQC Urges States to Use Data to Improve Teacher Prep

While states have all kinds of requirements laying out how teachers should be prepared for the classroom, they don’t often give back information on how those teachers do in the classroom that could lead to improvements in their educator preparation programs.

Teaching Robots to Learn Teaches the Students Too

Typically, students work with robots that have been pre-programmed or program robots to undertake simple tasks for which the outcome is known. But a research project in Israel came up with a way for high schoolers and first-year engineering students to learn robot intelligence technologies by engaging them in teaching robots to learn.

Kent State U to Combat Cheating with Proctorio

Kent State University is teaming up with Proctorio to protect the academic integrity of online exams in its undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs.

Blues Guitar to Get Mod Makeover in Mobile Education Units

The blues guitar made famous in the Mississippi Delta will receive a high-tech makeover in an after-school program thought up by college students.

FCC Auction to Fill in Rural Broadband Gaps

The Connect America Fund Phase II auction (otherwise known as "Auction 903") will award up to $198 million annually for 10 years to service providers that commit to offer deliver 10 Mbps-caliber voice and broadband services to fixed locations in unserved high-cost areas.

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