Tags U.S. Department of Education

Federal STEM grants reach $279 million for 2018

by Ryan Johnston • 10 months ago

Federal awards surpassed President Trump's yearly mandate of $200 million for grants funding science, technology, engineering and math education.

DeVos: Technology enables educators to 'rethink' school

by Ryan Johnston • 10 months ago

The secretary of Education reiterated at a national conference her philosophy behind empowering students to take control of their learning.

The Education Department is rolling out a mobile-friendly FAFSA

by Mark Satter • 1 year ago

The agency's Office of Federal Student Aid has overhauled the FAFSA website to make it easier for mobile users. Next, it's rolling out a mobile app.

Workforce is emphasis of White House proposal to combine Education, Labor departments

by Patience Wait • 1 year ago

The Trump administration hopes the merger will improve skills for the 21st century economy, but the initial response from education groups is less than positive.

Google rolls out new college search feature

by Ryan Duffy • 1 year ago

Similar to the job search function it introduced last year, Google's new feature quickly presents students with the most sought-after information.

The Department of Education wants to make schools safer. But it won't say how.

by Mark Satter • 1 year ago

The new Federal Commission on School Safety has faced criticism from educators, school safety experts and activists alike.

Human error to blame in vast majority of education data breaches

by Mark Satter • 1 year ago

School districts must train personnel on good cyber-hygiene, experts tell Congress, because teachers are unknowingly the most common offenders.

To modernize financial aid system, SNHU launches digital platform

by Ryan Johnston • 1 year ago

Many of the primarily online university's students don't have easy access to an aid office. The effort comes as the government is working on modernization, too.

Applications open for federal STEM education grant programs

by Ryan Johnston • 1 year ago

The grants follow President Donald Trump's directive in September for the U.S. Department of Education to prioritize STEM education.