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ED OKs proctors, secure logins for online tests

Web-based college programs won't have to buy pricey monitoring gadgets like cameras and fingerprint or eye scanners to satisfy the requirements of a section in the recently reauthorized Higher Education…

Free online course helps students plan careers

A free online learning program from Microsoft is helping middle and high school students think about careers they might like to pursue and the skills necessary to attain those careers. Key…

ED OKs proctors, secure logins for online tests

Web-based college programs won't have to buy pricey monitoring gadgets like cameras and fingerprint or eye scanners to satisfy the requirements of a section in the recently reauthorized Higher Education…

Task force tells how to keep kids safe online

Members of an internet safety task force on July 8 suggested several ways to improve cyber safety for children, focusing on three key areas in particular: education before a child…

Open-source tool to boost STEM graduates

State education officials have a new tool to help them predict which investments will pay dividends as they try to boost the number of college graduates who major in science,…

High-tech cheating? Students see it differently

A recent report commissioned by Common Sense Media about the use of cell phones and the internet for cheating is representative of how students and adults can look at the…

Pact could spell life for college internet radio

A landmark agreement reached July 7 will halt a potentially harmful increase in copyright royalty rates for internet radio broadcasters, but college radio stations will continue to negotiate rates that…

New GI Bill brings students, challenges

With the GI Bill now covering full tuition and more, the number of veterans attending college this fall is expected to jump 30 percent from last year, to nearly half…

NCTI funds research on assistive technologies

A handful of research projects now under way will gauge the effectiveness of new learning and assistive technologies for students with disabilities, such as a non-visual web browser and spell-check…

ED to fund unified student data systems

Backed by a strong and unprecedented federal investment in education, the Obama administration has identified multiple objectives intended to help revamp the nation's education system--and a persistent use of student…