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AIR Publishes Ethical Principles for Use of Data in Higher Ed

That largest of research organizations, the Association for Institutional Research, has published a statement of ethical principles to help steer the use of data for decision-making in higher education.

$1.1 Million in ED Grants Available to Ed Tech Companies

The U.S. Department of Education has $1.1 million in grants available to for-profit ed tech companies.

Missed Opportunity in UNESCO's Recommendation on OER?

Even though UNESCO adopted a recommendation on OER, American open educational resources advocate David Wiley backed away from his initial support and recently referred to the final version of the work as "eviscerated."

3 Trends in State Law that Link Education to Workforce Development

The Education Commission of the States has released a rundown on state efforts to tie education with workforce development.

Higher Ed Policy Portal Coming Next Fall

The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and CollegeSource will be co-launching a policy portal intended to help people in higher education research and compare policies from multiple institutions.

ED Adds Potential Debt, Earnings to College Scorecard

The U.S. Department of Education is making updates to its College Scorecard to provide students with more data that will help them make informed decisions regarding their higher education options.

Institutions to Tackle Internet Governance and Policy Issues

Twenty-two universities, think tanks and advocacy organizations are delving into policy issues around technology and the internet, funded by more than $3.5 million from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Higher Ed Organizations Push Forward on Credential Transparency

Led by the American Council on Education, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and Educause, 15 national higher education organizations have signed a joint statement in support of credential data transparency.

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.

Senators Go After Ed Tech on Student Data Usage

Some of the biggest names in ed tech received word this week from a team of Democratic senators to hand over details on their data collection practices.

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