STEM and the University Innovation Alliance: The week's most read education news
This week, in an effort to assist low-income and first-generation college students on their path to a degree, 11 higher education institutions announced the formation of the University Innovation Alliance. Meanwhile, professors at the University of Pittsburgh fought a move to have them sign over intellectual property rights, we took a look at ways senior citizens could force a student debt solution, and Boston's LearnLaunch announced that it's on the market for 8 ed tech startups to participate in its next incubator class.
Be sure to check out our feature looking at 5 STEM resources for higher ed and K-12 classrooms and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- 5 STEM resources for higher ed and K-12 classrooms: These platforms are among the best providing a more engaging science, technology, engineering, and math learning experience.
- 11 universities join forces to help first-gen, low-income students: The newly formed University Innovation Alliance will share and test best practices for retaining and graduating students.
- Profs fighting U of Pittsburgh over intellectual property rights: Professors are disputing whether they need to sign away intellectual property rights so the school can receive funding for research.
- 9 reasons seniors could force a student loan debt solution: A new U.S. Government Accountability Office report raises the question of whether federal student loan debt's rising impact on senior citizens could lead to reform.
- Boston incubator looking for 8 ed-tech startups: LearnLaunch Accelerator in Boston is looking to sign the startups for a three-month stay in its incubator space, along with networking and mentoring opportunities.
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