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Educators ask for more funding

State government leaders and educators urged Congress in a letter on Friday to provide necessary resources and federal funding for online education. Drafted by the National Governors Association, and endorsed by education groups that included the American Federation of Teachers, the National Center for Learning Disabilities and the State Higher Education Executive Officers, the letter calls for new funding to ensure K-12 districts and universities can continue providing remote education into the fall.   Betsy Foresman has more.

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Fake News

Researchers at Arizona State University last week announced work underway to develop artificial intelligence software that can detect fake news and help prevent the spread of disinformation. Researchers said the work is especially important during the pandemic, when rapidly changing information influences the decisions both of members of the public and policymakers. Betsy has the details.

Study the cyber

Colorado State University Global has announced a fully online bachelors degree in cybersecurity to prepare students for a growing number of career opportunities in technology. Cybersecurity has emerged as one of the fastest growing areas of IT, expected to grow 32% over the next decade. The program teaches skills to “recognize, prevent and prepare for cyberattacks of the future," university officials said. Get the full story.

Foreign students can stay

The Trump administration rescinded a rule last week that would have forced international students who take classes entirely online this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic to leave the country. The reversal follows backlash that included lawsuits from states and universities. One lawsuit had called the rule “cruel, abrupt and unlawful.” Read all about it.

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