Tags Department of Education

Education Dept. awards General Dynamics $121 million to modernize student aid eligibility

by Emily Bamforth

The Education Department awarded General Dynamics Information Technology $121.8 million to overhaul its financial aid system.

University of Phoenix president quits amid inquiry into previous job

by Emily Bamforth

University of Phoenix President George Burnett, who was hired in February, stepped down after an Education Department inquiry.

OPM contracts need more oversight, government auditor finds

by Emily Bamforth

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

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

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

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

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

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

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos stepped down on Thursday, prompting educators and industry leaders to publish scathing reviews of her nearly four-year tenure.