Tags Department of Education

OPM contracts need more oversight, government auditor finds

by Emily Bamforth • 2 weeks ago

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

by Emily Bamforth • 1 month ago

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

by Emily Bamforth • 7 months ago

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

by Emily Bamforth • 12 months ago

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

by Emily Bamforth • 1 year ago

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

by Benjamin Freed • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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.