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July 3, 2018
State authorization rules that were supposed to be delayed for two years may have accidentally gone into effect due to an apparent error by the U.S. Department of Education.
July 2, 2018
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos confirmed last week that an expected two-year delay of state authorization rules will go ahead. The rules, which would require online colleges to tell students whether their academic programs meet state licensing requirements, will now not come into effect until July 2020.
July 2, 2018
Pearson today signaled an increased focus on artificial intelligence and personalized learning with the appointment of former Intel executive Milena Marinova. Marinova joins the company as senior vice president for AI products and solutions. Pearson already has an R&D team that works on AI, but Tim Bozik, global head of product at Pearson, said that the company would be expanding and accelerating its AI work under Marinova’s direction. “We’re doubling down our effort and investment,” said Bozik.
June 29, 2018
Irreplaceable audio and video recordings from the 20th century are languishing in university collections, deteriorating. Can they be saved?
June 27, 2018
Learners Guild, a California-based coding boot camp, has ceased operations. On its website, Learners Guild said it “set out to create a radically accessible program” but was “unable to find a sustainable business model.”
June 21, 2018
In his new book, the digital education veteran Peter Smith calls for an end to “knowledge discrimination” at our colleges and universities.
June 20, 2018
Key Education Department official says innovators in higher ed should not be held back by their accreditors.
June 15, 2018
A student newspaper at the University of British Columbia has criticized President Santa Ono for mixing policy statements with personal views on social media. The president has been uncharacteristically quiet in response.
June 15, 2018
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries system has signed a publishing agreement with the Royal Society of Chemistry, thought to be the first of its kind in North America.
June 15, 2018
First Watch Restaurants Inc., a Florida-based breakfast chain, has joined a growing number of companies offering employee education benefits. First Watch employees can now complete their high school education for free through Cengage’s Career Online High School, which also works with employers such as Walmart, McDonald’s and Hilton.

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