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Biden Transition Team Reflects Support for Public Education, Teachers and Equity

President-elect Joe Biden has named an education transition team made up of 20 education experts.

10G Networks Promise Millisecond Latency

On the horizon for 2021, 10G offers the promise of delivering 10 times the current most prevalent maximum speeds offered to consumers.

Report: Time for Feds to Work with States on Stabilizing Higher Ed

The feds need to step up and help bail out higher education in the coming recession. Otherwise, college will be off the table for many students and families. That's the bottom line, according to William Doyle, a professor of higher education and public policy at Vanderbilt University, writing on Third Way.

North Dakota Universities Pass State Version of FERPA

North Dakota higher education leaders have passed a new policy intended to protect student data. The State Board of Higher Education has implemented policy 503.2, the "Student Data Privacy and Security Bill of Rights."

CDC Adds New COVID-19 Guidelines for Higher Ed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently came out with additional guidelines to help institutions of higher education protect students, faculty and staff and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Education Leaders Push to 'Remove Fine Print' from Keep Americans Connected Pledge

According to former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, some companies are withholding free access service from families who have outstanding bills or other debt problems with the company.

How the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Pays Out for Ed

The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 24, 2020, includes about $30.75 billion directly dedicated to the needs of public education.

CDC Issues COVID-19 Guidance to Higher Ed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued interim guidance for higher education administrators on how to respond to coronavirus.

CC Deal with Southern New Hampshire U Could Hurt In-State Universities

Should community colleges sign agreements with four-year institutions that could compete with their in-state brethren? That's the question posed in a column published by Hechinger Report, which recently examined the articulation agreement signed between the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges and Southern New Hampshire University.

New Tool Assesses Impact of Education Policies on Degree Completion

Every state wants to boost the number of college graduates it has. Now, education and arts consultancy Ithaka S+R has produced a new forecasting tool to help people understand what impact changes in state education policy could have on degree attainment rates.