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Million-dollar college presidents at all-time high

The fast-growing group of millionaire private college and university presidents has hit a new record, and it's likely that even more college leaders will make seven-figure salaries once the slumping…

Blackboard works on Google integration

Blackboard Inc. and Northwestern University have teamed up on a project to make the education version of Google Apps available to students using the Blackboard Learn platform with a single…

IT staff takes on enrollment spike — and wins

Thomas Glaser and his IT staff at Howard Community College (HCC) in Columbia, Md., have maintained the campus's reputation for standout technology and help-desk service, despite the kind of enrollment…

Colleges axing student eMail accounts

Some campuses are doing away with school-issued eMail addresses as students increasingly enter college with a personal eMail account, according to a nationwide survey by education-technology group EDUCAUSE. The survey…

Court: Public-records law covers ‘metadata’

Hidden data embedded in electronic public records must be disclosed under Arizona's public-records law, the state Supreme Court ruled Oct. 29 in a case that could have implications for public…

Budget woes continue to plague education

The federal stimulus package might have saved thousands of teaching jobs, but many thousands more remain in jeopardy -- as well as virtual-school programs, higher-education funding, and other school initiatives…

Nanotechnology program targets schools

The nanotechnology industry will employ an estimated 2 million people worldwide by 2015, and with President Obama calling on colleges to ready students for the field, an Illinois-based company has…

SETDA names new executive director

On Nov. 16, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) will have a new leader: Long-time ed-tech industry executive Douglas Levin will take the reins from current SETDA Executive Director…

Report: Top students spurning STEM fields

For years, educators have heard dire warnings about a supposed decline in the number of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduates from U.S. colleges and universities, and the effect…

How to be a leader with assistive technology

Finding the right assistive technology (AT) to help students with special needs can be a daunting task -- but two leading AT trainers say the simplest tools often are best. Key…