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CDC Issues COVID-19 Guidance to Higher Ed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued interim guidance for higher education administrators on how to respond to coronavirus.

CC Deal with Southern New Hampshire U Could Hurt In-State Universities

Should community colleges sign agreements with four-year institutions that could compete with their in-state brethren? That's the question posed in a column published by Hechinger Report, which recently examined the articulation agreement signed between the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges and Southern New Hampshire University.

New Tool Assesses Impact of Education Policies on Degree Completion

Every state wants to boost the number of college graduates it has. Now, education and arts consultancy Ithaka S+R has produced a new forecasting tool to help people understand what impact changes in state education policy could have on degree attainment rates.

Federal Resource Offers Guidance on School Safety

The federal government has launched a "clearinghouse" website to help education institutions prepare for threats.

U-M Research Center to Explore Ethics of AI

The need for ethics, standards and policies for the ever-increasing use of artificial intelligence and other emerging tech is the impetus behind a new research center at the University of Michigan.

Report: 3 Ways to Build Connected Credentials

About five months ago, a report from Third Way explored the hurdles to the widespread adoption of credentialing in the workforce. Now the author of that report is back with some recommendations, especially pushing state and federal policymakers to get into the act.

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.

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