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Fundamentals of Computing Coursera


The creators of this Specialization are the instructors for the first-year Computer Science classes at Rice University. Their goal is to provide a learning experience that is both challenging and fun. Rice University is consistently ranked among the top 20 universities in the U.S. and the top 100 in the world. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy.

The teens starting university after a life in care

BBC News

Tolu, 19, went into foster care at the age of five, moved between 11 homes and then spent the final year of her A-levels in a hostel. Amy, also 19, is preparing to start university in Liverpool, but with the support of her foster mother in York.

More College Students in Nebraska Are Graduating in 4 Years

U.S. News

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the four-year graduation rate improved from 29 percent in 2010 to 39 percent in 2015, according to federal data. The University of Nebraska at Omaha's rate rose from 14 percent to 20 percent during that period. And the University of Nebraska at Kearney saw a jump from 22 percent to 28 percent.

Alabama Agency Seeks to Stop Charter School Opening

U.S. News

Court documents say the board argues using the former Livingston High School as a charter school violates the terms of a 2011 sales agreement with the University of West Alabama. The university bought the school in 2011 for $4 million. The lawsuit says the university agreed to prevent the use of the building by a school outside of the board's supervision.