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Morgan State University enables students to show experiences to employers

Morgan State University plans to launch a digital learner record this spring, with the goal of allowing students 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 last week. While digital learner records include classes and grades, they also show students’ professional and personal experiences that could be relevant to future employers. Emily Bamforth has the details.

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WATCH: Strengthening communities with data-driven insights

Chicago Chief Data Officer Nick Lucius shares how the city uses data-driven insights to better track, understand and manage communities' health and economic well-being. Lucius discusses how they’re using data from the cloud to better manage and understand pandemic service and response as well as budgeting and hiring decisions to continue moving the needle on equity.  Watch Lucius’ full interview here.

Colleges can apply for $198M in new relief funding to spend on basic needs

A U.S. Department of Education guidance released last week detailed how institutions can use federal higher education relief money to address students’ basic needs, like digital therapy and open educational resources. The guidance was part of the agency’s announcement that higher education institutions can apply for an additional $198 million in American Rescue Plan funds through a grant program beginning this week. Emily has the story.

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