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Queens College to Boost STEM Diversity With Federal Funds

Queens College received its first installment of a $5.6 million grant from the United States Department of Education to improve its STEM programs – particularly for Hispanic and low-income students.

Report: Education Department's IT Security is 'Not Generally Effective'

The United States Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General has found in a recent report that the department’s overall information technology security is “not generally effective” in meeting several federal requirements.

Rasmussen College Launches CBE Program for Business Ed

Students at Rasmussen College have a new, more flexible way to earn a business degree. The private, regionally accredited institution has launched Flex Choice Competency-Based Education, a program model that allows students to choose between traditional and self-paced competency-based education (CBE) courses.

Walden U Launches Online Elementary Ed Bachelor

Walden University has launched a new online bachelor of science degree program for students interested in becoming elementary school teachers.



Study Examines Benefits and Constraints of BYOD Policies

A new study examines the affordances, or benefits, and constraints of instituting bring your own device (BYOD) policies in schools.

Career Training Earnings

Education Dept. Sees Disparity in Career Training Earnings

The gloves are off. According to a study released by the U.S. Department of Education, in every single category except three — culinary arts, aesthetology and cosmetology — mean earnings of students who graduate from career training programs delivered by public institutions are higher than the earnings for students who attended for-profit institutions.

Report: Community College Students Confused About Pathways to Obtain CS Degrees

Computer science (CS) has become an increasingly popular major in postsecondary education, yet students at community colleges struggle to stay on track to graduate with a CS degree, according to a new report from Google for Education in partnership with nonprofit Education, Training, Research. The study surveyed 321 students enrolled in introductory programming or data structures classes at two community colleges in California.

Polymath Physicist, First Lady of Software Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Obama named 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to honor individuals who have made contributions to the security or national interest of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.

National American U Turns to Private Partner for Coding Bootcamp Curriculum

National American University has partnered with a private company to offer a 10-week coding bootcamp at its Lewisville campus.

U Memphis Explores Support for Blended Learning Environments

The University of Memphis is teaming with a private partner to explore how students can best thrive in a blended learning environment with access to both teachers and automated instruction.

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