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Cal State University Signs Systemwide Procurement Agreement With Panopto

The California State University System is partnering with Panopto to make the company's video content management and lecture capture platform a "preferred" technology across the 23-campus system.

Universities Selected to Receive $2.4 Million to Improve Early Childhood STEM Ed

100Kin10, a national network that aims to train and retain 100,000 K–12 STEM teachers by 2021, Wednesday announced 10 recipients to receive more than $2.4 million in total funding for their “moonshot” ideas to improve early childhood STEM education.

LA CC District Deploys Application Delivery Controllers to Handle New SIS Loads

A community college system in southern California has implemented a set of application delivery controllers as part of a multi-year transition to a new student information system.

Apple to Join Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Google in Artificial Intelligence Research Alliance

Apple may be the latest company to join the Partnership for AI, a consortium that was established to develop best practices for artificial intelligence. If Apple joins, it will work alongside Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM and Deepmind to advance public understanding of AI and its potential benefits across industries, including education.



United States Visa Concerns Expected to Stifle International Student Enrollment

American colleges and universities could face a much tougher environment in attracting international students for the fall 2017 semester. Two of the top four sources for those students –– South Korea and Saudi Arabia –– are in decline, and the other two sources –– India and China –– are seeing growth slow.

U of Virginia to Study K–12 Student Engagement, Success in STEM

Projects funded through the newly launched Science Everywhere Innovation Challenge will be used as part of a research study at the University of Virginia.

Dremel Donates 70 3D Printers to 35 K–12 Schools and Universities

Dremel, a manufacturer of tools and printers, has donated 70 3D printers to 35 schools and universities nationwide in its #LearnMakeGive contest. Selected through public voting, the winning designs reflect the creativity and ingenuity of 3D-printed ideas that give back to schools and communities. Each institution will receive two Dremel Idea Builder 3D printers and filament.

Pepperdine Taps 2U for Two New Online Degree Programs

Pepperdine University is expanding its online education efforts with two new degree programs, to be launched this fall through a partnership with 2U.

Contest Extends Help to Expand CTE Programs

The "Pay for Success" competition offers technical support for projects intended to expand career and technical education programs for underserved and high-needs youth, funded through a partnership between Social Finance and Jose for the Future.

Google Rolls Out New Chromebooks, Allows Access to Android, Adobe Apps

Google is releasing two new Chromebooks for the education market that aim to be more versatile and practical for the everyday student.

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