Tags Department of Education

Ellucian vulnerability was not behind recent university cyberattacks

by Katya Schwenk • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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 • 1 year ago

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

Oregon readies launch of student database ten years in the making

by Betsy Foresman • 2 years ago

The longitudinal data system is hoped to help researchers and policymakers spot trends, improve student outcomes and inform policy.

Want educators to care about data security? 'Speak their language'

by Colin Wood • 2 years ago

Arkansas' Ray Girdler tells EdScoop that getting teachers and administrators involved in his state's voluntary training program takes finesse.

Need edtech help? 'You just have to ask' Indiana eLearning director says

by Colin Wood • 2 years ago

Indiana's Candice Dodson says spurring new partnerships in education is often a matter merely of getting people in the same room.

Education Department now taking applications for OER higher ed grants

by Patience Wait • 2 years ago

Congress included million in funding for OER pilot programs in its budget earlier this year, with the aim of bringing down the costs of college textbooks.