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

Every Friday, I’ll bring 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 this week’s stories here, though, so feel free to visit and read up on other news you may have missed.

In this week’s news:

Consortium helps community colleges tackle CBE programs
A new consortium will provide an opportunity for community colleges to learn from College for America and to engage employers in addressing workforce challenges through competency-based education.

UW engineers achieve wi-fi at 10,000 times lower power
A research team demonstrated that wi-fi transmissions can be generated using much less power than conventional methods.

Urgent: This innovation myth needs to end
A first-ever report reveals the most prolific innovators in the U.S. are not young entrepreneurial college dropouts; rather, highly educated immigrants with STEM degrees.

Another critical campus area now moving to the cloud
Cloud-based virtual labs could become key for universities looking to save money and improve student learning.

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Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura

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