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OPM contracts need more oversight, government auditor finds
The Department of Education is responsible for making sure institutions and online program managers are complying with federal laws on student recruitment, the Government Accountability Office found.
Educational equity dashboard in the works at Dept. of Education
The department released plans to create a dashboard showing measures of educational equity, including academic supports and early childhood education.
Federal data-sharing may spot students eligible for internet subsidy
Instead of requiring Pell Grant students to prove their status, data sharing would enable automatic verification through the National Verifier, similar to other government programs.
Colleges should invest in digital learning records, Education Dept. says
The federal government also recommended "hy-flex" learning as one of several tech-related measures meant to help students recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
Ed. Dept. issues new guidance on how universities can use relief funds
Online students are now factored into the third wave of emergency relief funding, according to new guidance from the Education Department.
Lawmakers ask Cardona to address K-12 cybersecurity threats
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
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
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
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.