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5 Moves to Boost Student Success

Education firm EAB has introduced a new "playbook" of strategies for improving student outcomes and institutional sustainability in higher education. Its goal: to highlight changes that colleges and universities can make fairly easily to achieve real results.

Report: Policies that Help States Expand College Enrollment and Achievement

A recent report issued by Ithaka S+R has explored the challenge of how states can expand pathways for college enrollment and degree attainment, especially among non-typical students — such as those who start out at community college and working adults returning to school.

Blockchain Most In-Demand Hard Skill for 2020

Blockchain is the hard skill employers most want in potential hires this year, according to an analysis from LinkedIn, while creativity is the most-needed soft skill.

3 Predictions for Higher Ed in 2020

Richard Garrett, chief research officer at higher education research firm Eduventures, has released three predictions for 2020 and at least two of them expect innovative education to beat out traditional — at least by some counts.

Study: Why Women Stick with Engineering

Young women have "many opportunity windows"during which the intervention of role models, particular kinds of messaging, involvement in engineering activities and the use of student-centered learning "can have a significant impact on her choices and persistence," according to a new report.



MOOCs Could Be Effective for Employee Upskilling

According to a team of researchers from Canadian University Dubai, Lancaster University and the University of Adelaide, a review of literature found that massive open online courses can provide flexible learning, address rapidly changing skills needs and deliver credentials.

Long-Term Learning Gains Remain Elusive with Flipped Model

The flipped learning model doesn't necessarily work in the long term, according to an experiment at West Point.

Work, Financial Pressures Are Top Reasons for Stopping Out of College

American adults without postsecondary degrees are most likely to withdraw from college due to competing demands of school, employment and other responsibilities, according to a new survey from Lumina Foundation, Strada Education Network and Gallup.

Higher Ed Enrollment Decline Continues; For-Profit Shrinkage Slowing

Four-year for-profit colleges took the brunt of the continued decline in higher education enrollments, according to the latest data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

Report: Community-Based Threat Intelligence Can Help Prevent Violent Events

According to a report from LiveSafe, mass shooting incidents can be prevented when people who are part of those communities detect "deviations" from the norm — "when something appears dangerous, when a person is acting suspicious, or when a friend or colleague is in crisis."

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