EdTech Recap

Each month the Yellowdig Team puts together the latest news from the EdTech industry. 

January 2021

College safety and COVID:

  • A call for holistic campus safety approaches (1/8/21) - Link 

  • Tracking how COVID is impacting colleges nationwide (1/26/21) - Link

  • New COVID exposure tracking tech could help contain the spread (1/12/21) - Link

College applications look a bit different:

  • The College Board is eliminating SAT Subject Tests and the essay (1/19/21) - Link

  • “Applications to large and selective colleges and universities drove a 10% year-over-year increase in the volume” (1/26/21) - Link

  • Study shows more Black students enrolled in HBCUs after hate crime reports (1/13/21) - Link

The US Political Ecosystem & higher ed:

  • Learn about Dr. Cardona - Biden’s pick for Secretary of Education (1/25/21) - Link

  • Biden’s immigration plan’s expected impact on colleges (1/19/21) - Link

  • Student loan payment freeze (1/21/21) - Link

  • Implications of the Biden administration and a Democratic Congress for Higher Ed (1/19/21) - Link

  • How to maximize the Federal Stimulus Package benefits (1/19/21) - Link

  • Mostly unseen points in the COVID-19 relief bill halves aid for institutions with large endowments (1/6/21) - Link

  • “College and university leaders across the country responded to the violent chaos at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday using unusually strong terms for higher education leaders.” (1/7/21) - Link

Disclaimer: This recap is based on what the Yellowdig team came across in the edtech news media in this month. We do not endorse any 3rd party sources or claim this list is comprehensive.