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If you’re a CIO or other senior level IT leader and you’re not actively looking to get out of the IT business, chances are you’re not doing your job right. Economic challenges are driving systematic changes in higher education. S…

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Dale Askey On Digital Scholarship and the Library

Dale Askey is the Associate University Librarian for Library and Learning Technologies, at McMaster University. He also serves as Administrative Director of the Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship.read more

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Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Recognizing the Anniversary of Title IX

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today, recognizing the anniversary of Title IX on Sunday, June 23:

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Obama Administration Approves NCLB Flexibility Request for Alabama 38 States and DC now Approved for Waivers

The Obama administration today approved the state of Alabama for a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective t…

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Calif. unemployment rate falls below 9 percent

SILICON VALLEY MERCURY NEWS.  JUNE 21, 2013.  California’s unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in May, marking the first time in nearly five years the jobless number has dipped below 9 percent, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday. The …

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Bureau Chief Resigns

Following is an email sent to the Advisory Committee on June 17 Dear Advisory Committee Members, I write today with bittersweet news.  As some of you have already heard, I have accepted a position with the Assembly as the Chief …

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Survey on Needs of Students Who Are Mothers

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JUNE 21, 2013.  A new survey of students who are mothers found that the factor they said was most crucial to their academic success was scheduling flexibility. In the survey, 77 percent cited the issue, but one …

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In a Rare Collaboration, Researchers Will Study Student-Loan Counseling at DeVry U.

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  JUNE 21, 2013. Many academics say they have a hard time conducting unfettered research on students at for-profit colleges. And just about everyone says that all students, but particularly those who are first-generation college students …

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Words in the News

Singapore’s air pollution has hit its worst ever level. Find out more about what caused it. Words in the News: 21 June 2013

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New Model, Familiar Face

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JUNE 20, 2013.  A veteran of for-profit higher education has built a new online learning portal, this time a nonprofit. And Michael K. Clifford’s DreamDegree.org, which went live last month, already offers 27 courses that can lead to …

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