Education Dive Music ed, DeVos and ransomware: The week's most-read education news 2017-01-20T17:38:23.000000Z Stay ahead of the class with the latest on how colleges are looking to boost their bottom lines and more here. Affordability, access, fate of undocumented students top higher ed leaders' Trump concerns 2017-01-20T14:53:18.000000Z A few days after the election, higher ed leaders gathered to discuss apprehensions about what the nation's next president could mean for the industry. DeVos mum on for-profit accountability in confirmation hearing 2017-01-20T14:00:00.000000Z The top choice for education secretary roils federal lawmakers and policy observers on the subject of regulation. Colleges are essential part of 'smart city' movement 2017-01-20T14:00:00.000000Z As civic technology explodes, higher education will be a major factor in specialized workforce development for key industries. Could negative enrollment trends spell trouble for textbook publishers? 2017-01-20T14:00:00.000000Z Fewer students and more technology are pending signs of struggle for the billion-dollar industry. Florida public colleges spend $2M in lobbying each year 2017-01-20T14:00:00.000000Z Public schools in the Sunshine State invest in engaging lawmakers for support and funding. AASCU lists top higher ed policy matters for states in 2017 2017-01-20T14:00:00.000000Z The advocacy organization for public institutions lays out the top funding and industrial priorities for the upcoming year. Are data collection efforts at risk in a Trump presidency? 2017-01-20T13:50:54.000000Z Budget hawks under the new administration could scale back beefed-up data collection at the federal level meant to help states move forward with their own efforts. Personalized learning can better serve an increasingly diverse student body 2017-01-20T13:49:30.000000Z The Vista Unified School District in California embraced the model as a way to improve outcomes among a diverse group of students. Ubiquitous access brings assistive technology mainstream 2017-01-20T13:48:17.000000Z Devices like iPads and Chromebooks often come with built-in assistive technology or easily accommodate applications that provide it, increasing opportunities for all students.