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    DISCOVERY EDUCATION GROWS VR AND AR CONTENT WITH INSPYRO ACQUISITION

    Aug 19, 2019

    Discovery Education, a K-12 digital curriculum and learning services provider based in Silver Spring, Md., has acquired Inspyro, a provider of virtual reality and augmented reality content. Terms were not disclosed. Discovery bought Inspyro to boost its in-house capabilities to design, build and int...


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    https://Education.report/news-article.aspx?ID=23522352

    HOW TO IMPLEMENT CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS

    Aug 19, 2019

    There has been plenty of debate surrounding climate change education in schools, stemming from the recent student-led strikes. Youth activist Greta Thunberg started a movement when she began advocating for climate change awareness, encouraging students to take it upon themselves to incite change bec...


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    SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS CRISIS DEEPENS AS COUNCILS BUST THEIR BUDGETS

    Aug 18, 2019

    The funding crisis in special needs education is deepening, with council overspends on support for children with conditions including autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder rising by 30% in just a year, the Observer can reveal. Figures sourced under the Freedom of Information Act from 1...


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    CREATE A CULTURE, NOT A CLASSROOM: WHY SEATING CHARTS MATTER FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

    Aug 18, 2019

    The start of a school year means a new seating chart for each classroom—full of students that the teacher likely hasn’t met. Without knowing the students, how does a teacher know where to assign their seats? This question comes up each summer as teachers strive to create the best learnin...


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    GOOGLE ADDS COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO HIGHER ED SEARCH FEATURE

    Aug 16, 2019

    Prospective students using Google to search for information about colleges will now find details for two-year institutions and popular certificates and associate degrees at four-year colleges, the company announced. The update augments the search engine's year-old feature offering details such a...


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    TEXTBOOK PUBLISHER PEARSON IS GOING DIGITAL. HERE’S WHY THAT’S A BAD MOVE.

    Aug 16, 2019

    In July, textbook publisher Pearson announced its “digital first” strategy for publishing new materials. As a result, alll 1,500 US textbooks will transition to digital, and it’s unclear how often print materials will be published and revised. In some ways, this is a sensible move....


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    https://Education.report/news-article.aspx?ID=23452345

    GEN ED STARTUP PARTNERS WITH UNIVERSITY TO OFFER TRANSFER CREDIT FOR ONLINE CLASSES

    Aug 15, 2019

    A new company from the co-founder of MasterClass — which offers expert-taught online classes in disciplines from photography to home cooking — wants to bring large introductory college courses online and scale them for several colleges and universities to use. Outlier.org is set to launc...


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    https://Education.report/news-article.aspx?ID=23462346

    UNION RECOGNIZED FOR ITS EFFORTS TO PROMOTE STEM TO WOMEN AND UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS

    Aug 15, 2019

    Union has received the 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The College is among 50 schools honored for encouraging and assisting students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields...


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    https://Education.report/news-article.aspx?ID=23432343

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    ONLINE PROGRAM MANAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION MARKET SIZE FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENTS, GROWTH CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES

    Sep 19, 2019

    The Global Online Program Management in Higher Education market 2019 research provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Global Online Program Management in Higher Education Industry analysis is provided for the in...


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    https://Education.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24282428

    INNOVATIVE TEACHING APPROACHES: VIRTUAL REALITY IN THE CLASSROOM

    Sep 18, 2019

    Technology continues to play an increasingly important role in both our personal and professional lives, especially as we dive deeper into the Fourth Industrial revolution. Just about every industry is immersing itself in technology – including the education sector. Today’s students &nda...


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    https://Education.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24292429

    WHY COLLEGES ARE STRUGGLING TO GRADUATE MORE TEACHERS

    Sep 18, 2019

    The teacher shortage is growing in the U.S., but it's an uphill battle for many colleges looking to create more candidates. More institutions are starting boutique programs, taking the time to build relationships with high school and even middle school students to expand the pipeline of future t...


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    https://Education.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24302430

    ARE K-12 CURRICULUM TOOLS A SMART INVESTMENT? WHAT INVESTORS AND OUR DATA SAY

    Sep 18, 2019

    “Curriculum is becoming commoditized.” So says Jason Palmer, a general partner at New Markets Venture Partners. And he’s not alone. In conversations with edtech investors, some reported that the K-12 market has seen an influx of instructional content, particularly in the form of op...


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    https://Education.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24232423

    SAP SUCCESSFACTORS PERFORMANCE & GOALS SOLUTION CUSTOMERS SURPASS 5,000

    Sep 17, 2019

    Over 300 new clients chose the solution in the first half of 2019 to help keep their workforces passionate, performing and focused on the right objectives. These customers include Arrocera Los Corrales S.A. (ALCSA), CLAAS Group, Constructora EBCO S.A., Compartamos Banco and TÜV Rheinland Group....

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    PUBLIC VS PRIVATE UNIVERSITY: WHICH SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?

    Sep 17, 2019

    Are you in your final year of secondary or high school and mulling over your university options? For some, a major consideration includes whether the institution you’re applying for is public or private.Can private university help with your future career, or is the opposite true? Does one deli...


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    https://Education.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24182418

    TO KEEP UP WITH BLOCKCHAIN, COLLEGES LOOK ACROSS DISCIPLINES

    Sep 17, 2019

    To tap into emerging industries, colleges often have to break through the walls that separate academic disciplines. One of the latest barriers they're addressing stands between their business and technology programs. The emergence of artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain and cryptocurren...


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    https://Education.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24212421

    ORACLE DEBUTS CS EDUCATION RESOURCES TO BUILD WORKFORCE SKILLS

    Sep 17, 2019

    As more employers look to hire individuals with IT skills, Oracle is investing in helping education institutions to develop the next generation of computer science leaders. The new Oracle Academy Cloud Program will give institutional members free access to the Oracle Cloud Free Tier.Educators will b...


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    https://Education.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24222422

    IS VR EDUCATION HOLDINGS (ISE:6VR) IN A GOOD POSITION TO DELIVER ON GROWTH PLANS?

    Sep 16, 2019

    We can readily understand why investors are attracted to unprofitable companies. For example, although software-as-a-service business Salesforce.com lost money for years while it grew recurring revenue, if you held shares since 2005, you’d have done very well indeed. Nonetheless, only a fool w...


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    https://Education.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24192419

    AMAZON WEB SERVICES CONTINUES CLOUD CURRICULUM EXPANSION

    Sep 16, 2019

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is continuing to expand its cloud curriculum, working with a set of K-12 schools and colleges in the San Francisco Bay Area to develop courses and credentials through the institutions. Work will start with the community colleges and expand to high schools and four-year coll...


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    https://Education.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24202420

    SAP LAUNCHES NEW ACCELERATOR PROGRAM IN MUNICH

    Sep 16, 2019

    SAP.iO Foundry Munich is part of SAP’s innovation strategy and is designed to provide the startups with access to curated mentorship, exposure to SAP technology and application programmable interfaces (APIs), and opportunities to collaborate with SAP customers.The startups in the Munich cohort...

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    THE RISE OF THE GIG ECONOMY: AMERICA’S ULTIMATE STUDENT SIDE HUSTLES

    Sep 16, 2019

    The gig economy provides an alternative way of working to the typical 9-5 job, allowing people to earn money independently and in a more flexible way. But which US states are driving the gig economy and which roles are the most popular and best-paid? AppJobs have analysed US gig applications data to...


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    https://Education.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24172417

    LOCAL BUSINESSES SUPPORT STEM EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR KIDS

    Sep 15, 2019

    To Jeff Beneke, area businesses have every reason to invest in STEM educational opportunities.
    Beneke is the regional manager of Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, an organization tasked with promoting opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. One...


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    https://Education.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24162416

    BACK TO SCHOOL HIJINKS AND LESSONS FOR THE EDUCATION INDUSTRY

    Sep 13, 2019

    About 1,200 adults in uniform went “Back to School” yesterday. No, not to their wooden desks, blue books and plastic seats. But to BMO’s annual education industry conference, where company executives, investors, bankers and financiers of all stripes descended in their suits and sla...


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    https://Education.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24152415

    UNIONS DEMAND 5% TEACHER PAY INCREASE

    Sep 13, 2019

    A coalition of teacher trade unions has urged education secretary Gavin Williamson to almost double the government’s pay offer to their members.In a letter to him they have said the 2.75 per cent offered was inadequate and asked instead for 5 per cent. The letter has been signed by the general...


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    https://Education.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24122412

    OXFORD TAKES TOP SPOT IN THE WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2020

    Sep 12, 2019

    The University of Oxford in the UK has retained its position at the top in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020 for the fourth year in a row. The University of Cambridge was bumped down to third place, while California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has climbed u...


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    https://Education.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24132413

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