education

August 31, 2017

The new school year starts next week for most schools across the country. As part of the first line of defense in protecting student privacy, teachers need to be ready to spot the implications of new technology and advocate for their students' privacy rights.

August 30, 2017

An advocate for school vouchers and charter schools, DeVos was on a two-day visit to Tallahassee with stops at Holy Comforter and Florida High, a Florida State University developmental research school.  A philanthropist who supported school privatization efforts before joining President Donald J. Trump’s cabinet, DeVos said she wanted to see first-hand how Holy Comforter and Florida High are “uniquely” meeting the “individual needs” of students.

August 28, 2017

To help get bigger bang for the fund's considerably reduced buck, Congress gave states the option, for one year only, to give the money out through a competitive process, allowing for fewer, but more-ambitious projects. Most states, though, still opted to pump the money out through a formula that assures each district at least some of the pie...

August 22, 2017

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, federal agencies obligated $30.5 billion to 1,016 academic institutions for science and engineering (S&E) activities, a 2 percent decrease in current dollars from the $31.1 billion in obligations to 1,003 academic institutions in FY 2014.

August 16, 2017

The lack of high-speed internet services in many rural areas is one of the challenges hindering Florida's efforts to increase college degrees and spur economic development, a new report shows. Some 680,000 Floridians do not have access to a broadband internet service that would allow information to be downloaded at minimum speed of 25 megabits per second, according to the report presented Monday to the state Higher Education Coordinating Council.

August 09, 2017

The characteristics of the cybersecurity war in which the United States is now engaged are not dissimilar from any team sporting contest. Whether in football, baseball or basketball, the game is won or lost on four key elements. Winning almost always comes down to offense, defense, coaching, and playbook execution.

August 08, 2017

The new Every Student Succeeds Act rolls back much of the federal government's big footprint in education policy, on everything from testing and teacher quality to low-performing schools. And it gives big new leeway to states in calling the shots.

August 07, 2017

"My criteria for approval is clear: does the state's plan adhere to the law? Delaware demonstrated their plan does, and so I am happy to approve it," DeVos said in a statement. "I hope it will give the students, families and educators in the state a strong foundation for a great education." Upon learning that the department had approved Delaware's plan, the CCSSO's Minnich said in a statement Tuesday that he was pleased the department had "acted quickly" to give the state's plan the go-ahead.

July 19, 2017

The modern American conception of school–big centralized facilities with start times that seem way too early or way too late-is driven by yellow buses. Districts need to get three or four cycles out of each bus each morning and evening to get utilization rates high enough to keep transportation affordable. The transportation tail is wagging the dog.

July 06, 2017

U.S. institutions in 2015 awarded 55,006 research doctorate degrees, the highest number ever reported, according to the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), an annual census of research degree recipients. The report, published by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), supplies data and analysis for a vital U.S. economic interest: the American system of doctoral education.

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