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Medical Schools See a Rise in Foreign-Student Enrollments

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IBM and Universities Team Up to Close a 'Big Data' Skills Gap

The institutions will design courses to train students to grapple with the floods of data now available in business, science, and other fields.
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Regents Policy Aligns Colleges and Universities Missions with System Goals - Newsroom - University System of Georgia

As part of its effort to reshape the University System of Georgia to better serve students and the needs of the state, the Board of Regents approved
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Program outcomes and assessment measures have always fallen short. This is due to the segmentation at department levels on campus. Centralized rubrics that allow 

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Get Used to Sharing Digital Content, Says U. of Texas at Austin President

Get Used to Sharing Digital Content, Says U. of Texas at Austin President | Green Chalk Education Feed | Scoop.it

“Where appropriate,” the university and its faculty members “should learn from, leverage, and grant credit for high-quality online content and technology created by other leading universities,” wrote Mr. Powers in a campuswide memo released this morning.

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Creating a system that allows the collection and distribution of this data is challenging.

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‘Beyond the Tree Line’

‘Beyond the Tree Line’ | Green Chalk Education Feed | Scoop.it
Some former members of the basketball team at Carroll Academy, a school run by a juvenile court in Tennessee, have found that life was harder outside the school than inside it.
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Law School Recruitment Sliding Enrollment Numbers

Law School Recruitment Sliding Enrollment Numbers | Green Chalk Education Feed | Scoop.it
Law schools will see fewer students in their classrooms if they don't address concerns about affordability and job prospects, a new paper asserts. Jerome Organ, a law professor at the University of St.
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Disparity between state and national scores? Gap in educational progress. Lessons learned from NCLB

Disparity between state and national scores? Gap in educational progress. Lessons learned from NCLB | Green Chalk Education Feed | Scoop.it
Under the No Child Left Behind law, states saw low test scores and the lowering of score standards. Advocates for the more rigorous Common Core standards say it will be harder for states to hide their failing schools.
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Found it interesting they stumbled upon the disparity between the state and national differences. 90% of 4th graders in Tenn take/met state reading standards. Same took NAEP and found only 28% proficient

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Why You Truly Never Leave High School

Why You Truly Never Leave High School | Green Chalk Education Feed | Scoop.it
New science on its corrosive, traumatizing effects.
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Jason Merkoski's view of e-books from the inside

Jason Merkoski played a significant role in developing the Kindle at Amazon. He has some regrets and worries about where e-books are taking the culture, and who is in charge...Read more from the BITS piece

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Coursera and K-12 learning. What about the assessment gap?

Coursera and K-12 learning. What about the assessment gap? | Green Chalk Education Feed | Scoop.it

While some institutions of higher learning have grown skeptical of the MOOC phenomenon spreading through its ranks (and the startups responsible), you have to give Coursera credit for keeping its foot on the gas. In less than six months, the MOOC startup has taken meaningful steps towards monetiza..

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Green Chalk CEO/team Submission: 'Reshaping Education with Live Student Data' at SOCAP

Green Chalk CEO/team Submission: 'Reshaping Education with Live Student Data' at SOCAP | Green Chalk Education Feed | Scoop.it

Green Chalk CEO Luke Roopra (@lukeroop) and team attending SOCAP to present 'Reshaping Education with Live Student Data'

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The Trend in Tuition Over Time

The Trend in Tuition Over Time | Green Chalk Education Feed | Scoop.it

Sticker prices for college continue to climb, says an annual report issued by the College Board. Use a Chronicle tool to see how your institution fared...Read full Chronicle release

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Student Engagement is Complex and Changes Often

Student Engagement is Complex and Changes Often | Green Chalk Education Feed | Scoop.it

A student who shows up on time for school and listens respectfully in class might appear fully engaged to outside observers, including teachers.

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New Push to Improve Veterans’ College Experiences

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Free of Fear, Violence, and Bullying | ED.gov Blog

Free of Fear, Violence, and Bullying | ED.gov Blog | Green Chalk Education Feed | Scoop.it

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and staff from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) recently released an “It Gets Better” video to address the importance of fostering safe spaces for learning across the country.

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Schools have access to tremendous resources. What they don't have is a live analytics platform that drive prevention intervention on campus. This tied to retention, changes the process with student assistance programs.

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Survey asks College Athletes About Drugs and Concussions - Players

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Only ask 92 athletes? Outside of survey data, there's not a healthy historical data stream to run analytics on. The Student Assistance Programs and wellness services that pull this data together tend to get trapped on the confidentiality jargon.

 

Systems that keep data private and allow access to central student services staff, can shape campus policies related to wellness and athlete health.

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This article demonstates the need for morals and ethics in the athletes to demonstrate safety and consionsness about health conserns. You should not ignore doctors in contact sports, nor undermine the rules and regulations set by the governing body responsible for the health, safety and drug free programs.

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USAF through partnership launches Collaboratory. Students learn more about initiative's challenges

USAF through partnership launches Collaboratory. Students learn more about initiative's challenges | Green Chalk Education Feed | Scoop.it
People will be challenged to develop technologies for search-and-rescue operations, create software code for an unmanned aerial vehicle and to help start the newest GPS satellite.
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Reaching students earlier in the process is the big advantage for the Air Force Collaboratory

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USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loan and Grant Program

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Program is designed specifically to meet the educational and health care needs of rural America. Visit the USDA link to  learn more about the funding availability and resources for the grant application guide.


We love the fact that the focus is on organizations providing education and medical care via technology. This partnership allows companies like Green Chalk to push into the wellness marketplace to provide student health services.


DLT Resources for previous award summaries, documents, links, and information. This is a great link to get a handle on past awards and documents.

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Required math exams to graduate high school | Washington State

Just as Washington state officials predicted, most of Washington's high school seniors are passing the statewide exams required to graduate.
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Correlation between number of Yale College applications and marketing?

Correlation between number of Yale College applications and marketing? | Green Chalk Education Feed | Scoop.it
Yale College received an all-time high number of applicants this year, and there has been an
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Interesting the efforts that Jeffrey Brenzel, dean of undergraduate admissions is making to avoid additional saturation of the recruiting cycle.

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Free Computers Don’t Close The Rich-Poor Education Gap

Free Computers Don’t Close The Rich-Poor Education Gap | Green Chalk Education Feed | Scoop.it

According to a new study, we really don't have to worry too much about the nearly 1 in 4 children without access to FarmVille at home. "Our results indicate that computer ownership alone is unlikely to have much of an impact on short-term schooling outcomes for low-income children...read the full Techcrunch piece

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Peter Thiel and gaps on the campus

PayPal co-founder, early Facebook investor and Founders Fund partner Peter Thiel today took the stage at the DLD conference in Munich for a very wide-ranging discussion about the future of philanthropy, education, how we can sustain growth in the developed world and why Facebook won out over MySpace...Read more

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4.5M iPad sales in EDU & over 1B iTunes U downloads and utilization?

4.5M iPad sales in EDU & over 1B iTunes U downloads and utilization? | Green Chalk Education Feed | Scoop.it
“ Apple announced a new milestone for its iTunes U online digital education outlet, which has just crossed the 1 billion download mark. Alongside the announcement, Apple has also informed us...
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Apple's $30 Million iPad Contract in L.A. School District

Los Angeles Unified School District awarded Apple a $30 million contract to provide its students with iPads. The deal, which was approved in a 6-0 vote by the district’s school board, will see Apple supplying about 35,000 iPads to 47 LAUSD schools at a cost of about $678 per device. See on allthingsd.com via @JohnPaczkowski

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HOW EFFECTIVE IS YOUR CAMPUS SAP PROGRAM?

HOW EFFECTIVE IS YOUR CAMPUS SAP PROGRAM? | Green Chalk Education Feed | Scoop.it
Student Assistance Programs are necessary and provide needed resources for students on campus. We asked three questions to help start a discussion on more effective SAP initiatives on campus. This...
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