Colleges and universities are using technology to support developmental education, say researchers working with the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness. In this blog post, researchers explain how they interviewed people from 42 colleges and 41 higher-education systems about how institutions use technology for developmental education.
Sports are a powerful motivator for some minority students, engaging them and providing a pipeline to education, but research shows that when they get to college, many struggle to graduate, Leonard Medlock writes. In this commentary, Medlock outlines how technology can help "hijack these pipelines" and support students' academic and athletic ambitions.
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, has launched Woz U -- an online technology-education platform designed to help prepare people for jobs in technology. The program includes a mobile app, and there are plans to expand the program to campuses in over 30 US cities.
In about nine years, Albemarle County Public Schools Superintendent Pam Moran has sent about 103,000 tweets. She says the Virginia district's Twitter account has become a key public relations tool that helps to showcase personalized learning efforts.
How does social media affect teenagers? Researchers have found that social media can lead to negative influences, such as increased drama and feelings of depression, and positive influences, including better self-esteem and an outlet for maintaining friendships.
Former Carolina Panther Chris Draft discussed strategies for managing conflict and building confidence during a live video conference with students in North Carolina. The event for seventh-graders was part of the Character Playbook Live program, which seeks to teach skills such as how to communicate and how to make good decisions.
Higher-education IT leaders should take advantage of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and train faculty and students on proper security habits, writes Nicci Fagan of CDW•G. In this commentary, she outlines strategies IT leaders can use to boost user security knowledge and practices.
A growing number of cities -- including New York City, Boston and Baltimore -- are serving universal free meals through the federal Community Eligibility Provision. New York Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina said the program helps promote equity.
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