Education Politics and Policy
More help for student parents – Community College Daily
Last week, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) unveiled the Preparing and Resourcing Our Student Parents and Early Childhood Teachers Act (PROSPECT Act) following a recent report that showed one in five college students are raising a child under age five while in school, and that many of these parents have trouble finding affordable, high-quality childcare.
Veritas to acquire Campus Management and EdCentric – University Business
Veritas Capital (“Veritas”), a leading private investment firm, today announced that an affiliate of Veritas has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Campus Management Acquisition Corp. (“Campus Management”) and Edcentric Holdings LLC (“Edcentric”) from Leeds Equity Partners, LLC (“Leeds Equity”).
How Digital Assistants Are Changing Higher Ed – The Tech Edvocate
Per a new report by the folks over at Educause, advancements in virtual assistants could lead to more institutions using virtual assistants in higher education over the next several years.
S&P’s higher ed outlook stays negative in 2020 – Education Dive
S&P Global Ratings gave nonprofit colleges and universities a negative outlook for the third-straight year, citing continued challenges that could do more to hurt than help institutions’ credit ratings.
Taxpayers Fund College Degrees That Don’t Pay Off – Forbes
A new interactive tool from the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) puts this data to innovative use, showing where the typical student’s debt burden is high relative to her earnings.
How higher education can adapt to the future of work – World Economic Forum
We are in the midst of a profound social and economic transformation that has been catalysed by breathtaking advances in automation and artificial intelligence, and unprecedented access to data and computation.
Voices in Tech: Taking cybersecurity seriously – University Business
Retired Brig. Gen. Charles “Charly” Shugg of the United States Air Force provides strategic guidance and insight for Sylint Group, a cybersecurity and forensics firm that addresses breaches and precedent-setting court cases for higher education and multiple entities, including Fortune 500 companies.
Rethinking Remedial Education: New Study Shows College Students Did Better in ‘Corequisite’ Courses Built Around Extra Instruction and Support – The 74
The researchers homed in on corequisite courses, an instructional model that allows students to skip remedial math and English courses and instead take college-level, or gateway, classes with additional instructional support.