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Eastern Gateway sues U.S. Department of Education over free college program restrictions

September 6, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

Friday’s lawsuit escalates a multiweek battle at the intersection of free college programs, institutions’ financial aid practices and regulations governing federal aid like the Pell Grant, which generally funds low-income students’ college costs. For seven years, Eastern Gateway, which has […]


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The Federal Department of Education Now Has a Chief Economist. Maybe What It Really Needs Is a Chaplain.

September 1, 2022

Via: Education Next

“Biden’s Student Loan Plan Sets Off Fierce Debate Among Economists,” is the headline over a news article on the front of the business section of the New York Times. “Department of Education Appoints Its First Chief Economist,” was a headline […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Biden Announces Student Loan Forgiveness

August 25, 2022

Via: Education Next

President Biden this week announced plans to provide what he called “targeted debt relief” to student loan borrowers: “up to $20,000 in debt cancellation to Pell Grant recipients with loans held by the Department of Education, and up to $10,000 […]


Editorial

5 Key Benefits of E-Learning

July 22, 2022

Via: Natalie Dunn

The pandemic has undoubtedly changed the lives of people everywhere—disrupting the traditional ways of working, learning and socializing. The healthcare crisis also exposed the vulnerabilities of various industries around the world, prompting numerous organizations to rapidly adapt to the digital […]


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U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Reaches Agreement to Resolve Restraint and Seclusion Compliance Review of Horry County Schools in South Carolina

May 24, 2022

Via: U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on Monday resolved a compliance review of the Horry County Schools in South Carolina. The district committed to take steps necessary to ensure that students with disabilities receive the free […]


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U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution of Sexual Harassment Investigation of San Juan Bautista School of Medicine

May 17, 2022

Via: U.S. Department of Education

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) resolved two complaints against San Juan Bautista School of Medicine, a private medical school in Puerto Rico. The resolution agreement will ensure the school’s compliance with Title IX of […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Ed Dept: LAUSD must make up for special ed services missed during school shutdowns

April 29, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

A similar Ed Department Office for Civil Rights investigation of the Indiana Department of Education was dismissed in June 2021 because of insufficient information to suggest Indiana had discriminated against students with disabilities. OCR investigations into Fairfax Public Schools and […]


Education Tech

California weighs $100M for community college cybersecurity amid application fraud

April 6, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

The proposal comes after news broke last year that the 1.8 million-student California Community Colleges system received some 65,000 fraudulent student financial aid applications. The applications prompted the U.S. Department of Education to launch an investigation, and at least six […]


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U.S. Department of Education Announces Action to Support HBCU Response to Bomb Threats

March 16, 2022

Via: U.S. Department of Education

Today, Vice President Kamala Harris and the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that have recently experienced a bomb threat resulting in a disruption to the campus learning environment, are eligible to apply […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

U.S Department of Education, National Comprehensive Center Release Latest Tool to Support Effective Use of American Rescue Plan Funds

January 28, 2022

Via: U.S. Department of Education

Today, the U.S. Department of Education and its technical assistance partner the National Comprehensive Center released a new resource to help states share their progress deploying the $122 billion American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

U.S. Department of Education Emphasizes Importance of Full-Service Community Schools Through Competitive Grant Program

January 11, 2022

Via: U.S. Department of Education

Today, the U.S. Department of Education released the Notice of Proposed Priorities, definitions, and requirements for the Full-Service Community Schools competitive grant program and tomorrow is launching a 30-day public comment period for the program. These proposed priorities align with […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Federal Government Addresses Cybersecurity in K–12 Schools

January 7, 2022

Via: EdTech Magazine

The federal government is taking a closer look at K–12 cybersecurity. Last fall President Joe Biden signed the K–12 Cybersecurity Act, which gives the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency 120 days to study the cyber risks facing K–12 schools and […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Biden Administration Extends Pause on Loan Payments

December 23, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Department of Education on Wednesday announced a 90-day extension of the pause on student loan repayment, interest and collections. The pause had been scheduled to end on Feb. 1, 2022, and will now extend through May 1, 2022. The […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

2021 testing participation varies widely — what will data mean for districts?

October 29, 2021

Via: K-12 Dive

Following a brief hiatus in statewide assessments, and shortly after Miguel Cardona took over as secretary of education, the U.S. Department of Education asked local and state education agencies to get back into the swing of federally mandated testing for […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Report: Two-thirds of students with basic needs insecurity did not apply for emergency aid

October 29, 2021

Via: Higher Ed Dive

When the pandemic broke out, Congress allocated an unprecedented amount of emergency aid to college students. The Hope Center’s report offers a detailed look at how that aid helped students and whether colleges were able to efficiently get it into […]


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Decade of data shows matching student-teacher race reduced NYC suspensions

October 13, 2021

Via: K-12 Dive

“This is important, as prior studies have found this relationship among Black students only, but our work suggests this race-match benefit is not unique to Black students,” researchers wrote in an article on the findings published by the Brookings Institution. […]


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U.S. Forgives Loans for More ITT Tech Students

August 27, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Department of Education is providing closed-school discharges to 115,000 borrowers who attended the now-defunct ITT Technical Institute, canceling more than $1.1 billion in student loans. The department said Thursday that the decision was based on “a new review of […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Collaborating to Fix Student Loans

August 16, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Department of Education is planning to continue addressing reforms to the administration of the student loan program — based partly on the input of two Democratic senators, according to a letter sent by Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona earlier […]


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With No Department Aid, Independence University to Lay Off Staff

July 27, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Independence University is planning to lay off most of its staff within the next 60 days due to a lack of funds coming from the Department of Education, according to a message sent to employees obtained by Republic Report. Paul […]


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Chipping Away at the Borrower-Defense Backlog

July 12, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Department of Education is continuing to address its backlog of claims from borrowers who contend they shouldn’t have to repay their student loans, announcing Friday that it has delivered another $55.6 million in relief to students of three closed […]