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Study finds digital alerts boost STEM student success

by Betsy Foresman

Recent research found students were more likely to stay enrolled in their universities if they opted into receiving digital alerts.

Universities are expanding cybersecurity education to meet broad demand

by Betsy Foresman

Programs like San Diego State University's degree in cybersecurity management highlight a growing demand for interdisciplinary cybersecurity skills.

Virginia forms STEM education commission to tackle workforce issues

by Colin Wood

The new advisory body will seek opportunities for public-private partnership and improve educational access across demographic groups.

Virginia college partners with Marines on data intelligence program

by Betsy Foresman

The courses will focus on cloud computing, data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence education for marines and civilians alike.

To solve workforce problems, first solve the student loan crisis

by Richard Price

Commentary: The Christensen Institute's Richard Price says income share agreements can address student loan debt and enable a more dynamic workforce.

A third of U.S. workers say they lack data skills

by Katya Schwenk

Research by the online course provider edX reported on Tuesday that 39 percent of U.S. consumers they surveyed across industries feel they lack proficiency in data skills — though respondents also said they are reluctant to ask their employers for additional training. The survey, conducted by a 3rd-party data vendor, polled 1,000 adults, 917 of whom were or had previously been employed. Another 37 percent of the respondents said they…

Public-private partnerships can build IT workforce pipelines, say education leaders

by Betsy Foresman

To address the technology workforce shortage, stakeholders in business, government and education must work together to train students for a wide range of emerging careers, education leaders said at an event in Washington D.C. on Tuesday. Speakers in one panel at Amazon Web Services’ Public Sector Summit agreed that amid the growing demand for workers trained in the latest technological skills, strong public-private partnerships will prove a key component of…

Louisiana announces state's first cybersecurity education center

by Betsy Foresman

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a new partnership last week to create the state’s first cybersecurity education center. The new “Cyber Center” will provide training in-person and online for people in Louisiana and beyond, and it aims to solidify the Shreveport-Bossier area, where the center will be located, as the cyber hub of Louisiana, Edwards said. In recent years, Louisiana has made investments to strengthen its public-private partnerships in cybersecurity, creating what…

Congress considers bills on student privacy, workforce, school security and STEM diversity research

by Betsy Foresman

Lawmakers moved on a host of bills this week centered around educational technology, including legislation aimed at restoring student privacy, bolstering the nation’s cybersecurity workforce, funding school security and better understanding participation in science and technology-related subjects among underrepresented groups. The Building Blocks of STEM Act, introduced in March by Sen. Jacky Rosen, a Democrat from Nevada, passed a voice vote Wednesday by the Senate’s Science, Commerce and Transportation committee. The…

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