Tags U.S. Department of Education

Education Department forgives $1.5B in debt for students of defunct Westwood College

by EdScoop Staff

Westwood College, which closed in 2015, was found to have "engaged in widespread misrepresentations" about students' potential job prospects.

Education Dept. cancels $3.9B in loans for ITT Tech students

by EdScoop Staff

ITT Technical Institutes, which closed in 2016, was found to have defrauded its student with lofty claims about job placement and earnings.

Cardona: College data good, college rankings 'a joke'

by Benjamin Freed

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said colleges should spend more time on metrics that actually matter instead of clout-chasing.

Education industry looks to balance OPM oversight between institutional control and federal regulation

by Emily Bamforth

The Department of Education is reviewing how it regulates the relationships between colleges and their online program management services.

Education Department to cancel $6 billion in loans to defrauded students

by Emily Bamforth

The Education Department reached a proposed settlement with about 200,000 borrowers who attended schools found to have committed misconduct.

Education Dept. restores helpful context to College Scorecard

by Emily Bamforth

The department has restored to its online dashboard some data removed during the Trump era, such as national average completion rates.

Federal government calls for boost to international education, research

by Emily Bamforth

Technology would be used if in-person communication or travel isn't possible, with restrictions continuing as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

New research center to explore future of online learning

by Emily Bamforth

As online learning grows, the U.S. Department of Education is funding a research center to develop practices for instructors to help struggling students.

Schools can use pandemic relief on cyber, senators remind Education Dept.

by Benjamin Freed

The department has not done enough to tell K-12 schools they can use their COVID-19 relief on cybersecurity, Sens. Mark Warner and Susan Collins wrote in letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona.

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