The 2023 Georgetown Public Policy Challenge grand prize was awarded to William Macci (L’24) and Sparsha Muralidhara (G’23) for their proposal to improve digital access for students in Washington, DC, public schools.
Approximately 6.5 million Pell Grant recipients may be eligible for a new Federal Communications Commission program offering discounts on broadband internet service and devices.
In the wake of campus closures, colleges and universities are transitioning to online counseling to support students’ mental health in unique settings and across state borders.
Online tracking software is helping schools with limited resources to identify and court students of interest. But the institutional goals shaping those algorithms may exclude low-income students with limited internet access.
More than 1,400 colleges and universities are using predictive analytics systems to identify, support, and sometimes redirect students at risk of failing in their intended major, but critics caution that the technology could have unintended consequences.
Spotty broadband access and slow internet connections in Native American territories are impeding education and quality of life at tribal colleges and universities, according to the American Indian Higher Education Consortium.
Looking to improve outcomes and enrollment, colleges are partnering with edtech startups to bring back students who have withdrawn from college but would re-enroll with the right prompts and support.
Schools are partnering with AI companies to process accessibility requests, assist professors and translators, and personalize learning.
Digital alerts can help students stay in school and graduate, or they can create discouraging noise. Education Dive explores colleges’ evolving use of nudges to increase student success.
Digital tools should be a central component of colleges’ efforts to support first-generation students’ academic transition, engagement, and persistence.