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Amid turmoil, Cairo elects anti-Islamist as new v-c

As turmoil continued following the ousting by the military of Egypt’s first freely elected president, and some American universities opted to evacuate students, Gaber Nassar – a law professor and outspoken critic of Islamists – was chosen to lead the country’s top university.

Tech Challenges Lead Oklahoma to Opt Out of PARCC Exams

Shortly after announcing their state would reverse course and scrap its plan to use new online common-core assessments being developed by the PARCC testing consortium, Oklahoma education officials described the daunting technological hurdles that helped drive their decision.

5 Questions With An EdTech Startup: Hannes Klöpper of Berlin-based MOOC provider ‘iversity’

Hannes Klöpper’s is managing director at Berlin-based iversity, which recently hosted a contest, The MOOC Production Fellowship, where it awarded €250,000 to 10 European MOOC concepts. - See more at: http://www.wiredacademic.com/2013/07/5-questions-with-an-edtech-startup-hannes-klopper-of-berlin-based-mooc-provider-iversity/#sthash.sd1tfXNc.dpuf

Mammoth 2-Year College to Lose Accreditation

City College of San Francisco will lose its accreditation in one year and be shut down, its regional accreditor announced on Wednesday, unless the college can prevail in a review or appeal process with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.

€16bn for consolidated Erasmus+ programme

European member states have agreed to allocate €16 billion in funding to the new “Erasmus +” programme, which consolidates a range of European Commission (EC) education initiatives, including mobility grants for higher education and vocational training.