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Georgia State spends $250,000 to improve student career outcomes

Georgia State University plans to create and expand information systems designed to help students find a job, using a $250,000 grant announced last week. The funding is part of a $10 million effort by the higher education nonprofits Strada Education Network and the Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunity to improve career outcomes at higher education institutions. Emily Bamforth has the details.

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SAT testing to go digital by 2024

The College Board announced Tuesday that the SAT standardized test used in college admissions will be delivered digitally in the U.S. beginning in 2024, following on a pilot last November. While the digital SAT, which is delivered in a secure browser window, does away with pencils and paper answer sheets, it will still requires students to go to a testing location staffed by proctors. The digital version of the test takes two hours instead of three, and students and administrators surveyed after the pilot last year found it much easier to take and deliver, the College Board said in its announcement. Emily has the story.

Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to hacking users at two Philadelphia-area colleges

The U.S. Justice Department announced Monday that a Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, man pleaded guilty to hacking the campus networks of two Philadelphia-area colleges in an attempt to use stolen personal information to submit fraudulent tax returns. Timothy Spillane, 39, admitted in federal district court that between November 2017 and January 2018, he gained access to about 25 email accounts belonging to students and staff at two suburban colleges, officials said. Emily has it.

Morgan State University wants students to show their experiences, not just degrees, on their resume

Morgan State University launches is planning to launch digital learner record this spring, with the goal of allowing students to be able to display not just the skills they need to get a job, but also achievements outside academics that set them apart, one of the school’s administrators said during an event this week. While digital learner records include classes and grades, they also show students’ professional and personal experiences that could be relevant to future employers. Check out the full story on EdScoop.

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