Category: Education

Education, Health Care, Industry

The Federal Government Gave Billions to America’s Schools for COVID-19 Relief. Where Did the Money Go?

October 21, 2021

Via: Government Executive

After the pandemic shut down schools across the country, the federal government provided about $190 billion in aid to help them reopen and respond to the effects of the pandemic. In the year and a half since millions of children […]

Education, Industry

Troubled student loan forgiveness program gets an overhaul

October 6, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

The Biden administration is temporarily relaxing the rules for a student loan forgiveness program that has been criticized for its notoriously complex requirements — a change that could offer debt relief to thousands of teachers, social workers, military members and […]

Education, Industry, Workforce

Students Can Now Earn up to $72,000 Annually, Federal HR Director Says

October 5, 2021

Via: Nextgov

Office of Personnel Management Director Kiran Ahuja on Monday encouraged students at George Mason University to consider pursuing a career in the federal government as officials work to revamp hiring and internships and rebuild agency workforces. In a conversation with […]

Education, Industry, Policy, State & Local

Judge tosses lawsuit over New York school district’s facial-recognition plan

September 7, 2021

Via: StateScoop

A judge last week dismissed a lawsuit brought against a Western New York school district’s recent use of facial recognition in its facilities, ruling that the case was moot thanks to a December law curtailing the use of the surveillance […]

Education, Industry

Loan forgiveness offered to more former ITT Tech students

August 26, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

The Education Department announced Thursday it will forgive student debt for more than 100,000 borrowers who attended colleges in the now-defunct ITT Technical Institute chain but left before graduating. In a rarely used move, the agency said it will erase […]

Education, Industry

4 of Florida’s 5 largest school districts to require masks

August 19, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

As more large school districts defy Florida’s ban on strict mask mandates, worries that rapidly spreading infections could force them to close classrooms are no longer theoretical: Thousands of schoolchildren are already being sent home, only days after their school […]

Education, Health Care, Industry

Fake COVID-19 vaccination cards worry college officials

August 9, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

As the delta variant of the coronavirus sweeps across the United States, a growing number of colleges and universities are requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for students to attend in-person classes. But the mandatory requirement has opened the door for […]

Education, Industry

Tennessee sued over ‘bathroom bill’ for public schools

August 3, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

Tennessee was hit Tuesday with a second legal challenge aimed at overturning a slate of bills targeting transgender people that Gov. Bill Lee signed into law earlier this year. The federal lawsuit filed by the Human Rights Campaign challenges the […]

Education, Industry

Illinois higher education agencies advise all colleges to mandate coronavirus vaccine

July 20, 2021

Via: Education Dive

The Illinois guidance comes as the struggle over coronavirus mitigation measures — especially vaccination requirements — plays out in state legislatures, courtrooms and colleges across the country. Lawmakers in several states have sought to ban campus vaccine requirements, even as […]

Education, Industry

Justices consider Harvard case on race in college admissions

June 14, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue — whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions. The justices on Monday put off a decision about whether they […]