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| February 25, 2020

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These goal-oriented and evidence-based projects are designed to improve opportunity for all Alabamians. Among these projects are the recent launching of the Alabama Committee on Credentialing and Career Pathways; Strong Start, Strong Finish; Born Ready; the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, the Advisory Council for Excellence in STEM; and Success Plus. The curriculum incorporates employability skill standards that help students succeed in the workplace, such as problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, communications, and workplace etiquette.

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Highline College

Since 1961, community members in South King County have counted on Highline College to meet their educational needs close to home. As the area has changed over the years, so have the college’s classes and programs. Today you will find comprehensive community college programs, more than 100 areas of study and five applied bachelor’s degrees.

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Federal Appeals Court Backs Gavin Grimm in Long-Running Transgender Case

Article | August 26, 2020

A federal appeals court on Wednesday held in the long-running case of transgender student Gavin Grimm that his Virginia school district violated the equal-protection clause and Title IX when it barred him from the boys restroom when he was in high school. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, in Richmond, Va., also ruled 2-1 that the Gloucester County district violated Grimm's rights by refusing to amend his school records after Grimm, who was assigned female at birth, had chest reconstruction surgery and the state amended his birth certificate to "male."

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VR Tracking Is Evolving Quickly and Becoming More Appealing for Colleges

Article | February 21, 2020

The massive advances in VR tracking make getting into virtual reality more attainable for colleges that may lack the budget or space for a dedicated lab full of specialty equipment. And because the aesthetics of VR experiences are still very much developing, even tracking errors can turn out to be happy accidents. “We put on a theater piece at the Future of StoryTelling Festival in 2017,” says Perlin. The lab was presented with a scene from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; both the actors and the audience were in the VR environment.

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VR Gives Students New Ways to Learn

Article | March 26, 2020

What she discovered, and what more and more educators across the country are beginning to realize, is that VR is a useful tool for students with special needs, particularly those on the autism spectrum. Many students with autism need practice navigating real-life settings and scenarios that neurotypical students take for granted. VR headsets and software can provide lifelike simulations that allow students to repeat behaviors multiple times before applying their learning in the real world.

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IT Trends to Watch as Higher Education Moves into a New Decade

Article | February 13, 2020

With the new year — and a new decade — underway, three key trends will continue to take hold in higher education. The conversation about digital transformation is shifting from “What is it?” to “How do we do it?” Campus leaders are rethinking the user experience in response to competition, financial pressure and a growing expectation that technology be optimized to improve education, boost productivity and simplify operations. As part of that quest, artificial intelligence is emerging as a multipurpose timesaver. AI-driven chatbots field questions about classes, admissions and help desk support. Other AI-powered applications enhance learning and help faculty develop more engaging lessons.

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Highline College

Since 1961, community members in South King County have counted on Highline College to meet their educational needs close to home. As the area has changed over the years, so have the college’s classes and programs. Today you will find comprehensive community college programs, more than 100 areas of study and five applied bachelor’s degrees.

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