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1/21/2022

The NCAA adopted a new constitution Thursday, which restructures its board and gives more autonomy to divisions. It also aligns NCAA policy with the recent Supreme Court ruling giving student athletes the right to market their image.

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1/21/2022

Wordle, the free word game that has become ubiquitous on social media, can also be used in the classroom to great effect. In addition to vocabulary and spelling knowledge, solving the Wordle word of the day requires strategy, using the process of elimination, and logical thinking, says Esther Keller, M.L.S. Librarian at Marine Park JHS 278 in Brooklyn. "I find it's just a good way to use the brain," she adds.

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Tech & Learning
1/21/2022

Tech & Learning magazine has named the winners of the Awards of Excellence: Best of 2021 contest. The contest focused on outstanding products that supported education this past year no matter the learning environment, whether face-to-face, remote, or anything in between. Eligible products included hardware, software, curriculum, and more, all divided by grade levels to make it easier to find the solutions you need.

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Tech & Learning
1/21/2022

Factile is a quiz-based platform that's designed to be instantly recognizable from game shows, making it easy to use for students and educators alike. This system is designed specifically to look like Jeopardy, minus the right is wrong answer system. This keeps things simple with a free option to get you started immediately. But there is also a premium model that adds in more features to make the whole thing even more immersive and fun.

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1/21/2022

Colleges that offer students private loans will be reviewed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Investigators will be looking for strong-arm collection tactics and high interest rates.

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Higher Ed Dive
1/21/2022

A $25 million donation from the Francis and Dionne Najafi Global Initiative will be used by Arizona State University to give 100 million people worldwide access to its Thunderbird School of Global Management. Students could earn certificates in entrepreneurship and management.

1/21/2022

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said another $198 million has been earmarked for colleges and universities to assist students with food and housing during the pandemic. The money is in addition to the almost $40 billion given to higher education in the American Rescue Plan.

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Reuters
1/21/2022

President Joe Biden says free community college and the childcare tax credit may be dropped from the Build Back Better bill. The cuts are part of the compromise negotiations under way in the Senate, where the measure faces opposition from Republicans.

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1/21/2022

The University of Hawaii has received $50 million from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chun, the largest gift in the university's history. The money will be used to study the region's oceans and how they are affected by climate change.

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1/20/2022

Hilton is realizing that career advancement potential can boost employee retention in the labor-challenged hospitality industry, so it is teaming up with continuing education firm Guild Education to offer employees professional certifications, education credentials and college degrees. Guild Education counts Walt Disney Co., Walmart and Chipotle among its clients.