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7/30/2021

President Joe Biden called on college students to keep campuses are safe from the coronavirus and the threat of abuse and assault. Speaking at the It's On Us summit, Biden urged the students to be mindful and responsible in their own behavior.

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7/30/2021

Summer is quickly coming to an end, and preparations for the upcoming school year are within close reach. With the impending return to in-person learning for many, continued online learning for others, and even dual audience learning for some, now is the perfect time to re-imagine, re-envision, and re-think how we leverage edtech for teaching and learning in our new educational landscapes. Dozens of interesting edtech books offer useful content that we can all leverage in some capacity. To support your professional learning journey, start with this list of fantastic edtech books that every new and seasoned K-12 teacher, from all academic subject areas and grade levels, should read.

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Tech & Learning
7/30/2021

The North American Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) is expanding its presence to India by partnering with Eduent Catalysts Pvt. Ltd. "By the end of the year, India will have 628 million gamers, and it is the fastest-growing esports market in the world," says Ravneet Gill, founder and CEO of Eduent, an India-based organization that works with schools to build an educational foundation for esports. "Of the next 1 billion new internet users that will come on stream, 62 million of those will be in India. So you have a young population, you have internet connectivity that's going through the roof, and you have youngsters who are technologically very comfortable."

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7/30/2021

The best Chromebooks for schools help digitize the classroom without overcomplicating it. A Chromebook can make education better for students and teachers by keeping everything simple while also being priced affordably for school and district. Chromebooks do the data crunching and storage mostly in the cloud, so the devices are lightweight and have batteries that will keep going right to that last bell. It's also part of why the prices can be kept so low when compared to a traditional laptop.

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Tech & Learning
7/30/2021

Summer school enrollment at Dickinson State University in North Dakota jumped 57%, the highest in more than a decade. President Steve Easton said he thinks students come to Dickinson to avoid student debt and learn in an environment that supports their completion.

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7/30/2021

Yale University is trying to attract female faculty and increase research on women's health. Through its Office of Cooperative Research and Women's Health Research at Yale, the school has funded a number of pilot studies and marketed the available of research positions and funds for women.

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7/30/2021

Historically under-resourced institutions will receive an additional $3.2 billion from the Education Department as part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Tribal colleges will receive $143 million, historically Black colleges and universities will get $1.6 billion and other institutions that serve minorities will get $1.19 billion.

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Inside Higher Ed
7/29/2021

Ending a pause on student-loan payments would stall economic recovery and "bring millions of loan borrowers to the edge of financial crisis," said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. He and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., are asking President Joe Biden to forgive up to $50,000 for student-loan borrowers.

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7/29/2021

Adobe is giving colleges and universities free access to its Adobe Analytics platform and curriculum designed to improve digital literacy, as part of the Adobe Creative Campus initiative. Four modules are available covering Data Collection, Analysis Workspace Fundamentals, Data Strategy and Architecture and Standard Metrics and Functionality.

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Campus Technology
7/29/2021

Women make up more than half the students in the class of 2023 for the MBA program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Wharton, and other business schools, have been working to increase the number of female students, who now account for 40% of business school enrollment across the country.

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CNBC