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U Michigan Grad Students Teach Tech & Digital Etiquette to Middle Schoolers

The program, which began in 2013, allows those master's students to gain experience in teaching with technology and working directly with students

Research Project Speeds Process for Converting Programs to Multicore

A team of researchers has come up with a technique that lets people describe what their single-core programs are supposed to do in somewhat general terms, and then it automatically generates a version of the program optimized to run on multicore chips.

Shawnee State U Turns to Cloud Suite to Improve Recruiting, Reduce Costs

Ohio's Shawnee State University has adopted a suite of cloud-based software to improve recruiting and optimize internal operations in response to a mandate from Governor Kasich to lower the cost of education in the state.

New Eye-Tracking Systems for Researchers Double Sampling Frequency

Tobii Pro, a company that caters to academic and business users who need screen-based and wearable eye trackers, is introducing two new products — Tobii Pro Spectrum and Tobii Pro Lab.



Stanford Students Partner with Local School Districts on STEM Development

Stanford University students are aiming to develop a new generation of STEM leaders through the university's Science in Service program.

White House

What Will the Trump Presidency Mean for Education?

Disturbingly little is known with any certainty about President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s plans for education. Even credible speculation is difficult, given that Trump is far from a traditional Republican and that his statements on a range of issues have proved somewhat inconsistent over the last year or so. But one thing is certain for a Trump presidency backed by a Republican-dominated Congress: Education policy is going to move in a new direction.

UCLA Connects Alumni and Continuing Ed Students to Online Career Coaching

The University of California, Los Angeles will now provide individualized online career coaching to all of its alumni as well as all UCLA Extension students and alumni, thanks to a joint effort out of UCLA Extension, UCLA Alumni Affairs and the UCLA Career Center.

North Carolina to Test Internet2 Services in K–12, Community Colleges

Under a new proof-of-concept program, schools, districts and community colleges will be able to try out Internet2's identity management service, InCommon Federated Identity Management.

California Program (and App) Dangles Promise of College for Central Valley Students

Starting in 2018 the "Central Valley Promise" will allow students to attend a semester of community college for free and to gain guaranteed admission to California State University, Fresno.

Higher Ed Institutions Tap Snapchat for Campus Tours

In honor of College Application Month, a number of colleges and universities are posting video tours of their campuses via Snapchat throughout November.

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