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Franklin U Expands Digital Textbook Project

Franklin University, which has five campuses in Ohio and Indiana and many online courses, hopes to eliminate physical textbooks entirely to reduce college cost for students.

3 Short-Term Measures for Showing Whether College Reform Will Work

A new report suggested that "credit momentum," "gateway momentum" and "program momentum" can predict long-term success.

MIT Selects Grantees for Middle and High School Invention Program

A program administered by MIT’s School of Engineering and the Lemelson Foundation has selected 42 teams of middle and high school inventors to receive Junior Varsity InvenTeam grants.

Americans Distrust Institutions to Protect Data but Follow Lousy Personal Security Practices

Nearly half of Americans (49 percent) said they feel their personal data is less secure than it has been in the past.



VitalSource, Verba to Join Forces to Deliver Affordable Course Materials

VitalSource, a division of Ingram Content Group that provides educational content for more than 1,250 higher education institutions worldwide, plans to acquire a San Francisco-based startup that provides tools to support campus bookstores and help students spend less on course materials.

Kaltura Launches Lecture Capture Solution

The Kaltura video platform has a new trick: lecture recording.

AP Exam Pass Rates Rise Even as Participation Doubles

The number of public high school students taking at least one AP exam has doubled over the last decade, from 645,000 in 2006 to 1.1 million in 2016. The pass rate (those high school students who have scored 3 or higher) has also gone up, from 14 percent in 2006 to almost 22 percent in 2016.

Texas A&M Launches Bike-Share Program

In an effort to expand affordable transportation options for students and faculty, Texas A&M University teamed up with Zagster to launch a bike-share program on campus.

Mid-Tier Colleges Do Better Job of Upward Mobility

An organization using data to understand how to improve the economic opportunities for low-income people has developed a set of "mobility report cards" to rank universities and colleges by how well their students "climb the income ladder."

Room and Board Drive Rising College Costs Too

According to research by the Urban Institute, charges for room and board at four-year colleges have outpaced inflation, doubling since 1980.

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