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Education, Industry

Justices consider Harvard case on race in college admissions

June 14, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue — whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions. The justices on Monday put off a decision about whether they […]


Cybersecurity, Education, Industry

Ransomware warning: There’s been another spike in attacks on schools and universities

June 7, 2021

Via: ZDnet

The number of ransomware attacks targeting schools, colleges universities is on the rise again, warns the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The latest alert comes following a spate of high-profile ransomware attacks around the world during the last month, […]


Education, Industry

Erase All Kittens raises $1M Seed round for Mario-style game which teaches girls to code

April 29, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Erase All Kittens (EAK) is an EdTech startup that created a ‘Mario-style’ web-based game designed for kids aged 8-12. However, the game has a twist: it places an emphasis on inspiring girls to code (since let’s face it, most coding […]


Education, Industry

Since colleges are failing to prepare students for tech jobs, it’s time to bring back apprenticeships

April 23, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

You can always tell a system is broken when you change the inputs and the outcomes don’t improve. Any software engineer will tell you that. Using this metric, it’s clear the United States’ antiquated higher education system is truly broken. […]


Education, Industry

College costs and lack of money knowledge weigh heavily on U.S. teens

April 21, 2021

Via: CNBC

A majority of American teenagers believe that one of the biggest challenges to achieving financial success is the cost of higher education, a survey from Junior Achievement finds. They are also concerned about a general lack of understanding of how […]


Education, Federal, Industry, Policy

Supreme Court case could change the nature of college sports

March 30, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

A Supreme Court case being argued this week amid March Madness could erode the difference between elite college athletes and professional sports stars. If the former college athletes who brought the case win, colleges could end up competing for talented […]


Education, Industry

Gov’t data show race, region disparities in school reopening

March 24, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Nearly half of the nation’s elementary schools were open for full-time classroom learning as of last month, but the share of students learning in-person has varied greatly by region and by race, with most nonwhite students learning entirely online, according […]


Education, Federal, Industry, Policy

Expanded testing part of Biden administration school plans

March 17, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Pushing forward with its plan to reopen schools this spring, the Biden administration is expanding coronavirus testing for teachers, staff and students and convening a summit for educators to share “best practices” for returning kids to the classroom. “The time […]


Education, Federal, Industry, Policy

President Trump’s ‘patriotic education’ commission can’t actually tell schools what to teach

September 22, 2020

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump’s controversial move to create a “patriotic education” commission late last week drew criticism, with critics accusing the Trump administration of whitewashing U.S. history. The commission, along with a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to develop a […]


Education, Federal, Industry, Policy

Colleges delay tuition, offer emergency aid as the government shutdown hits students

January 25, 2019

Via: CNBC

A growing number of colleges and universities are postponing tuition payments, waiving late fees, and providing emergency grants to students whose finances have been tied up by the longest government shutdown in history. In New York, Connecticut, and Nevada, statewide […]