news roundup

Juggling data, dropout prevention, and academic preparedness

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

Every Friday, I’ll 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:

Can small grants can help retain dropouts?
Awarding small grants to students on the verge of dropping out could boost graduation rates.

Community college students not prepared
A new report examines remedial course rates and national movements to reduce remedial enrollment.

3 trends for better data management
In response to the data explosion in higher ed—and the value to be gleaned from it—institutions are rethinking data management and the traditional data center.

STEM crisis quickly becoming an IT problem
Most of today’s digital native generation has no interest in having an IT career. So who, exactly, will provide the technology and support needed to satisfy the future generation?

Laura Ascione