Changing classroom culture: Educators manage increasingly diverse student population

Even before it became a highly charged political topic, immigration and cultural integration were emerging as critical classroom issues for elementary and secondary schools across the U.S. For school administrators in places including Dearborn, Mich., increasing numbers of Muslim students means adapting annual calendars to accommodate students not tied to traditional Christian holidays.

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Universities add programs with big data focus

Online retailers, social media and the Internet of Things — manufactured things that are connected to the Internet (like the Nest thermostat) — are generating extraordinary amounts of data. Plus, with computers and cloud computing cheaper and faster, companies can perform high-powered number crunching on data to personalize products or predict future trends.

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