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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Data, data, data | Laura Devaney, Director of News, K-12 and Higher Education

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"In this week's news, we're all about data, data, data. Data is integral to every part of campus, so read on to learn more about how you can leverage it, track it, and use it." reports

Catch up on the most compelling higher-ed news stories you may have missed this week. 

Each Friday, Laura Devaney will be bringing you a recap of some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week. 

I can’t fit all of our news stories here, though, so feel free to visit and read up on other news you may have missed.

In this week’s news: 
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Whoa: Stunning data on class of 2015 employment
In the echoes of poor employment rates upon graduation that have spurred colleges and universities to reimagine and reinvest how they help their graduates enter into a career, a new report on the class of 2015 may just signal the light at the end of a turbulent storm.


Trend: Online learning going personal
Personalized support and advising achieved through new advances in technology and data analytics are all recommended for helping today’s online students.


4 ways data could be tricking you
Stephen J. Dubner, Freakonomics co-author, explains why using data to predict future trends is trickier than you may think.


Data analytics initiative aims to increase retention
McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, and ZogoTech, a provider of predictive data analytics services to higher education institutions, have entered into an agreement providing McGraw-Hill Education exclusive rights to sell the data firm’s proven services. 


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Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week. 

District leaders have a lot on their plate, but it’s more important than ever to ensure that technology is supporting a school district’s learning goals. Everyone knows that technology used simply because it is technology won’t yield success. These districts are taking new and innovative approaches to how technology can advance learning goals, improve instruction, and make students feel safe and secure.

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Here’s how districts stand out from the crowd | eSchool News 

Source: eCampus News