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This Week in EdTech: Starting Salaries on the Rise

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This week we look at how new grads will have much higher salaries to look forward to, the cost of online access codes for students, which US state was voted the best for teachers, and more.

Stay up-to-date on the latest news in learning with these trending articles.

Hiring, Starting Salaries on the Rise for College Graduates

According to research from Michigan State University, the outlook for new grads looks fruitful. Apparently no matter the level of degree a student may achieve, the starting salary will be a lot higher than previous years. Check out this article to get the specifics on what type of degrees will provide the highest salaries.

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Are Online Access Codes the New Textbook Monopoly?

Although there are many free online resources at the disposal of students, often times purchasing an access code is still required to unlock course-specific online learning resources. Unfortunately, the price of these codes can be just as costly as textbooks, begging the question: Who’s truly benefitting from these single-use access codes? The students or the publishers?

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You'll Never Guess Which State Was Just Named the Best for Teachers” to an Integrated Credential Ecosystem

Every year, Wallethub, a financial services website, evaluates all states in the US on 16 key indicators of teacher-friendliness. So who was this year’s winner? You might be surprised by the results, but we won’t give it away here. Go ahead and click the link to find out.

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Georgia District Creates Homework Zones Via Wi-Fi Buses

The school bus fleet of Georgia’s Liberty County School System is making its way into the 21st century, by providing free internet access through mobile Wi-Fi units. These new-age school buses will park in certain areas called “Homework Zones,” so that low-income students will be able to access educational and school-district approved websites and continue their students outside of the classroom.

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New England School Districts Embracing Competency-Based Education

Currently, more than half of New England’s school districts are in the process of planning or implementing a competency-based model. This article calls out New England as an emerging leader in CBE, and provides insights about a new report that looks into the reasons behind this shift.

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