Education

Billions of Federal Dollars to Close Broadband Gaps are About to Start Flowing

The FCC has launched a program that provides $50 subsidies to help households pay internet bills and also approved rules for a $7 billion fund for libraries and schools.

Existing Agency Threat Hunters Welcome CISA’s New Authorities 

For the Department of Education, proactive threat hunting means not just taking down questionable URLs but buying them up.

Common App Announces Changes to Create More Inclusive College Application Process for LGBTQ+ Students

The Common App board announced it will reframe its sex and gender questions, barriers to higher education LGBTQ+ people face.

Senate Passes Bill to Stop Scams and Fraud Around Student Debt Relief

It makes some of these sorts of malicious moves punishable by fines or prison.

DeVos Vows to Require Standardized Tests Again: 4 Questions Answered

States may face a financial hit if they do not heed DeVos’ warning about testing.

Education Department Testing Tool to Make Data Collection Requests Easier 

The pilot tool will undergo testing using real information requests at the Education Department and other statistical agencies but will later be available to other agencies.

The Education Department is Investigating Foreign Influence at Two Prominent Universities

The agency wants detailed records of what the institutions received from the Russian, Chinese, Saudi Arabian and Qatar governments, as well as Huawei, ZTE and others.

6 Lessons from Government Customer Experience Professionals

Officials from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Transportation Security Administration and Office of Federal Student Aid explained what’s worked in improving customer experience.

Education Department Details Plans to Honor Nation’s Top Cyber Educators

But the agency needs a special clearance from OMB to meet all relevant deadlines.

To Unleash a Modern Workforce, America Must Revamp Education

Federal leaders say the nation needs to pivot education towards tech-focused training in fields like robotics.

Kids Might Close Government’s IT Talent Gap

Technology literacy rates are on the rise, likely due to the emphasis placed on STEM education in schools.

GSA Releases Technology Business Management Playbook

After several months of development, the General Services Administration and the Education Department share what they learned by implementing TBM.

Agencies That Cut Telework Took a Beating in Annual Employee Survey

Drops in employee happiness corresponded with shifts in opinions on the agencies' telework policies.