Tags Department of Education

Lawmakers ask Cardona to address K-12 cybersecurity threats

by Benjamin Freed • 2 weeks ago

Reps. Jim Langevin and Doris Matsui said Education Secretary Miguel Cardona should make clear to schools they can use stimulus funds on cybersecurity purchases.

'Good riddance': Education Secretary Betsy DeVos steps down

by Betsy Foresman • 3 months ago

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos stepped down on Thursday, prompting educators and industry leaders to publish scathing reviews of her nearly four-year tenure.

Biden's education secretary pick called an experienced educator, edtech advocate

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

Connecticut education Commissioner Miguel Cardona would be a strong advocate for educational technology if picked as education secretary, predicted a former colleague.

Tech companies ask Biden for more education support, student data

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

In a letter to the incoming administration, a group of companies stressed the importance of technology to facilitate high-quality learning, the need for additional funding, professional development and the value of data in assessing students.

Education Department not budging on colleges' pleas for more pandemic relief

by Betsy Foresman • 5 months ago

While education leaders maintain COVID-19 is creating very real hardships for institutions, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos claims her data disagrees.

Ellucian vulnerability was not behind recent university cyberattacks

by Katya Schwenk • 2 years ago

The Education Department has released an updated notice providing new information on the widespread attacks against universities reported last month.

Ellucian systems compromised at 62 universities, Education Dept. says

by Katya Schwenk • 2 years ago

The ongoing vulnerability generated thousands of illicit user accounts, the Education Department says, but the company claims the alert is a mistake.

1.4 million student Social Security numbers found unencrypted in Maryland

by Colin Wood • 2 years ago

A recent audit found the state's Education Department was storing sensitive personal data in plaintext format and not updating its software.

Education Dept. pleads FCC not to repurpose wireless broadband service

by Colin Wood • 2 years ago

The department wrote the commission a letter asking it to maintain the Educational Broadband Service's "educational nature."

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