Government Technology: Higher Ed’s Growing Consortium of Cybersecurity Clinics

Government Technology: Higher Ed’s Growing Consortium of Cybersecurity Clinics. “As public- and private-sector industries grapple with an increase in cyber attacks and a shortage of IT talent, higher education institutions have increased their focus on cybersecurity training, as well as securing their own growing networks for remote learning. With these trends in mind, several universities are now partnering with one another through the newly formed Consortium of Cybersecurity Clinics to share best practices across these fronts and to help others secure their networks.”

Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury: Updated Mapping Tennessee Education Site Provides New Insights

Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury: Updated Mapping Tennessee Education Site Provides New Insights. “The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has released new interactive online dashboards on K-12 education. The dashboards provide updated education data on schools and school districts for the 2020-21 school year. There are two dashboards: one for public schools and one for non-public schools. The dashboards include data on teacher salaries, student enrollment, school building quality, and state and local funding.”

Digital Inspiration: How to Calculate the Percentage Score in a Google Forms Quiz

Digital Inspiration: How to Calculate the Percentage Score in a Google Forms Quiz. “When someone takes the quiz and submits the form, the responses are recorded in a Google Sheet that is set as the response destination for your Google Form. There’s something interesting here as well. If the associated form is a quiz, Google Sheets will automatically add an extra column in the response sheet titled ‘Score’ and this column will be populated with the total marks obtained by respondent in the quiz.”

CBS 46: University System of Georgia introduces new college comparison tool

CBS 46: University System of Georgia introduces new college comparison tool. “It’s called Georgia Degrees Pay. The tool, announced at the August Board of Regents meeting on Tuesday, allows users to compare all 26 public universities and colleges in the University System (USG). Many of the features allow users compare up to two schools at a time – and include categories like cost of attendance, future earnings, and student success rates.”

NOAA: Back to school: Find NOAA resources with our new online database

New-to-me, from NOAA: Back to school: Find NOAA resources with our new online database . “With a new school year just around the corner, teachers and educators are gearing up to create lesson plans and find engaging activities for their students. We have a tool to make it easier than ever to include NOAA resources in your classroom: NOAA Sea to Sky, a new education resource database that houses over 1,200 educational resources created by NOAA and our partners.”

UCLA Newsroom: UCLA Law launches project to track attacks on critical race theory

UCLA Newsroom: UCLA Law launches project to track attacks on critical race theory. “UCLA School of Law’s Critical Race Studies Program has created an innovative project to track and analyze legislative, regulatory and administrative efforts to block or undermine the teaching of a more complete history of the United States in schools across the country. Critical race theory, or CRT, is the study of systemic racism in law, policy and society.”

Mainichi: Rare records of A-bomb survey at Hiroshima junior high school in 1947 donated to museum

Mainichi: Rare records of A-bomb survey at Hiroshima junior high school in 1947 donated to museum . “Hiroshima Daiichi Junior High School was located approximately 850 meters from the hypocenter, and many students were working at munitions factories in and around the city when the atomic bomb was dropped on Aug. 6, 1945. According to the documents, a total of 1,334 students and staff were registered at the time, and more than half, or 727 were exposed to the A-bomb.”

University of Central Florida: UCF Faculty Combines Harry Potter with Pharmacology Course to Improve Student Outcomes

University of Central Florida: UCF Faculty Combines Harry Potter with Pharmacology Course to Improve Student Outcomes . “Incorporating interactive games in the course has proven to enhance academic success; the number of students who earned an ‘A’ in the class improved by almost 200% in the past three years, and there has been a 73% decline in the number of non-pass students (students who earn a ‘D’ or an ‘F’ in the class).”

PR Newswire: CCsmart.org Helps Americans Understand the Value of a Community College Education (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: CCsmart.org Helps Americans Understand the Value of a Community College Education (PRESS RELEASE). “CCsmart is an evidenced-based and data driven website designed to make it easier to find reliable information about higher education pathways, from workforce training to associate degrees to transfer options to bachelor’s degrees. It also provides easy to understand information about financial options for various credential and degree options and aid options beyond just Pell Grants and the FAFSA.”

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: College Promise Launches Searchable Nationwide Database for Promise Programs

Diverse Issues In Higher Education: College Promise Launches Searchable Nationwide Database for Promise Programs. “The tool, MyPromise, has information about the more than 350 local and state Promise programs in the U.S., including funding levels, eligibility requirements, and number of semesters the Promise covers. The tool offers an interactive map and a comparison tool.”

TechCrunch: Denmark bans Chromebooks and Google Workspace in schools over data transfer risks

TechCrunch: Denmark bans Chromebooks and Google Workspace in schools over data transfer risks. “In a verdict published last week, Denmark’s data protection agency, Datatilsynet, revealed that data processing involving students using Google’s cloud-based Workspace software suite — which includes Gmail, Google Docs, Calendar and Google Drive — ‘does not meet the requirements’ of the European Union’s GDPR data privacy regulations.”