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Report: Students with Learning and Attention Issues Three Times More Likely to Drop Out

Despite the prevalence of children with learning and attention disabilities such as ADHD and dyslexia, the National Center for Learning Disabilities found that only a small subset are formally identified with disabilities in schools, leaving many of these students without necessary support to help them succeed in school.

More Colleges, Universities Join Scholarship Platform to Fund Good Students

An online fundraising platform that has helped high schoolers raise more than $1 billion in scholarships for college is growing its community of academic institution partners.

Congress Seeks to Establish New Student Data System with College Transparency Act

A new bipartisan bill introduced this week in the United States Senate and House of Representatives aims to increase transparency on higher education outcomes.

New Echo360 Algorithms Automatically Correct Common Lecture Capture Problems

Echo360 today rolled out new capabilities for its lecture capture software that use algorithms to anticipate, identify and correct recording issues on the spot.



Only 16 Teacher Prep Programs Ranked as 'Top Tier' in New Report

The NCTQ's latest report, "Landscapes in teacher prep: Undergraduate secondary," found that a widespread problem among the programs knocked off the list were a lack of content preparation for science and social studies teacher candidates.

Epson Intros Smart Board-Compatible Projector

Epson today announced a new ultra-short-throw projector designed to work with Smart Technologies' Smart Board M680 and 880 interactive whiteboards.

Students Say Challenging Curriculum Is a Top Barrier to On-Time Graduation

More than a third (38 percent) of college students in a recent survey reported they are somewhat worried or very worried that they won't graduate on time, and half (52 percent) are concerned that they won't be able to find a job.

CSU Dominguez Hills Opts for Intelligent Energy Storage

The university is working with energy storage firm Stem, Inc. to implement the company’s software-driven energy storage service to drive down energy costs across the university.

Fashioning a Framework for Maker Education

Jaclyn Gerstein will be presenting at two sessions during the ISTE conference: “A Framework for Maker Education: Frontloading and Reflecting on Maker Experiences,” on Sunday, June 25; and “Design Thinking and Universal Design for Learning for Makerspaces, STEM and STEAM” on Monday, June 26.

Prysm Launches Collaboration Solution for Meeting Rooms

Prysm, a digital workspace platform, Tuesday unveiled a new system that can turn any meeting room into a multi-purpose collaboration space.

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