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Aspiring educators aren’t comfortable using edtech. Here are 3 ways colleges can help

Just over half of educator preparation programs (EPPs) report that most of their faculty incorporate technology into their training, a new report suggests. As a result, first-time teachers lack the confidence to use edtech in the classroom at a time when the profession can't avoid it.

Net good vs. bad investment: Americans are torn when it comes to higher education

New America's "Varying Degrees 2023" survey found that 70% of Americans believe higher education will improve one's financial stability, but only 59% disagree that the state of higher ed is fine as it is.

Automation is top of mind as a means to combat shrinking dining service revenue

“Just as many of our programs have adapted to both an on-campus and remote element, we are seeing many opportunities to use mobile technology to collaborate with our surrounding communities to provide dining services to our students in the years ahead," said Mike Henderson of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Instructors want to encourage AI use among students. First, they need guidance from leaders

Many teachers are using the technology to prepare students for a future inevitably accompanied by AI. But few educators have received guidance from administrators on how to do so.

Community college and career opportunities becoming a higher priority for high schoolers

Most teens firmly believe in the importance of a four-year college degree, but they're becoming increasingly open-minded toward other postsecondary opportunities, a new survey suggests.

Education security officials ‘unprepared to cope’ should a cyberattack occur, report

As Tennessee and Georgia reel from their latest cybersecurity incidents, a new report surveying chief information security officers in education is sounding the alarm.

More than half of college students relied on mental health care in their youth

With nearly 1 in 3 high school girls in the U.S. having seriously considered suicide, the surge in adolescents' internal struggles speaks to the need for data-driven, equitable mental health resources on college campuses.

Florida, beware: DeSantis’ war on woke may decrease enrollment

One in eight prospective students surveyed will not enroll in a Florida public college due to DeSantis' education policies, according to Intelligent, while 21% of current students who disagree with DeSantis are thinking about transferring.

College students and mental health: Does geography play a role?

Data indicates that students in certain college towns have higher levels of stress than others. The University of California in Berkeley, CA, for example, is known for its reputation as the "workaholic" UC campus, thus making it the most stressed college town in the U.S.

At the state level, these are the top priorities for higher ed in 2023

Since the pandemic, colleges and universities have been struggling to alleviate concerns that were only exacerbated due to the pandemic—but they need legislative support.

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