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Report: Americans Value College Degrees But Say Higher Ed Falls Short on Delivering Promises

A new report from education policy think tank New America finds that Americans still value college degrees, but believe that higher education institutions are not, for the most part, delivering on their promise to help students succeed in the life.

College Students Feel Unready for Careers but Upbeat About Job Prospects

Most college students really don't feel fully prepared for their professional careers, according to new research from McGraw-Hill Education. Four in 10 (41 percent) believe they're only "moderately prepared"; two in 10 (23 percent) consider themselves "slightly prepared"; and one in 10 (8 percent) feel "not at all prepared."

Study Finds Story Comprehension for Digital and Print Books Similar in Young Children

Researchers at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, in collaboration with Lakehead University, are saying that preschool-age children will comprehend a story in both digital and print formats if they enjoy the story’s content.

USC Rossier School of Education Forges Partnership to Drive K–12 Research

The University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education Monday unveiled a new partnership with Project Tomorrow that will support the nonprofit education organization’s research and help drive future innovation in K–12 schools.

U-M Researchers Expose Open Port Vulnerabilities on Android Apps

Open port backdoors on mobile phones, especially Android devices, could be exploited to illegally obtain personal information and perform other malicious activity. According to a new study from U-M researchers, it may be more widespread than previously thought.



On-Campus Enrollment Shrinks While Online Continues its Ascent

More than 6 million students took at least one online course in 2015, representing more than a quarter (29.7 percent) of all higher education enrollments that year, according to a new report from Digital Learning Compass.

Study: More Underrepresented Students Rely on Social Media for College Search

Underrepresented student groups are more likely to rely on social media channels in their college search, according to a new report from Royall & Company, a division of EAB.

Apple, Samsung Flat as Mobile Market Grows Beyond Expectations

Despite gloomier predictions, the mobile phone market grew 4.3 percent worldwide in the first quarter of 2017, with No. 1 Samsung and No. 2 Apple declining slightly in their overall share of the market as Chinese manufacturers surged upward.

UC Irvine Receives $30 Million for Convergent Engineering and Science Building

In its strategic plan, the University of California, Irvine promised growth that makes a difference. UCI is delivering on that promise with a new, state-of-the-art convergent engineering and science facility to increase its output of large-scale, collaborative and cross-disciplinary research in engineering, computing and physical sciences.

U of Rhode Island Kicks Off Construction for $125 Million Engineering Complex

The University of Rhode Island has started construction for a $125 million engineering complex conceived with collaboration, innovation and flexible learning models in mind.

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