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ESSA Student Accountability Ruling Canceled by Congress

Just hours after Betsy DeVos was officially confirmed as education secretary by the United States Senate, a Republican-led Congress dismantled rules laying out how parts of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the Higher Education Act (HEA) would be implemented. On Monday, Senate and House Joint Resolution 57 and H.J. 58 were passed along for a vote to the full House by the House Rules Committee.

LA Community College District Refreshes Data Center for 9 Colleges

As part of a major upgrade to its data center, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) has rolled out a host of power management solutions from Eaton.

U of Colorado Denver to Open Media and Technology Center

The University of Colorado Denver is opening a new facility that combines media, technology and entrepreneurship and connects students to the outside business community.

Washington Rep. Intros Bill to Expand OER Use at 6 Institutions

Representative Melanie Stambaugh, who residents on Washington State Legislature's House Higher Education Committee, has proposed a bill that would award $100,000 grants to six colleges and universities to expand their use of open educational resources (OER).



Report: Global Digital ELL Market to Grow 23.36% Over Next Four Years

The global digital English language learning (ELL) market is expected to grow 23.36 percent between 2017 and 2021, according to a new report by market research firm Technavio.

New Coalition Created to Advocate for Adult Learners

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Online Learning Consortium, Presidents' Forum and University Professional and Continuing Education Association have joined forces to create the National Adult Learner Coalition, an organization devoted to advancing the adult learner agenda and expanding post-secondary education and credentialing opportunities.

U South Florida Expands Use of Video Coaching for Urban Teacher Residency Program

The Urban Teacher Residency Partnership Program at the University of South Florida has adopted a video-based classroom observation platform to help student teachers share videos with mentor coaches.

Betsy DeVos Wins Historic, Tie-Breaking Senate Vote to Become Education Secretary

Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos won a historically close Senate vote Tuesday to become secretary of the United States Department of Education (ED), despite opposition from teachers’ unions, Democrats civil rights groups and parents. At approximately 12:40 p.m. ET, Vice President Mike Pence cast a historic tie-breaking vote, making the vote 51-50 and confirming President Donald Trump’s controversial pick for the cabinet post.

FCC Blocks 9 Companies From Providing Low-Income Internet Access

FCC regulators are telling nine companies that they won’t be allowed to participate in a federal program intended to help them provide affordable internet access to low-income consumers — weeks after those companies were approved to do so.

Sony Debuts 7 New LCD Projectors, New Camera Controller for Lecture Capture

Sony has unveiled seven new projectors designed for use in mid-sized classrooms and a new remote camera controller for lecture capture and event production.

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