A vote on Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Department of Education (ED) secretary, has been delayed a week so that senators can review her investments and government ethics paperwork. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) will now vote at 10 a.m. Jan. 31, rather than tomorrow, Jan. 24.
In order to provide unique, hands-on learning experiences for children, California State Parks has been working to expand its distance learning program, PORTS (Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Schools).
The augmented and alternative communication (AAC) app, created for students who have trouble speaking, has debuted a feature that improves team communications and goal-setting efforts across the app.
Unite For California Students (U4CAS) and Prager University will launch a four-part video series discussing changes to California’s education system so it can better meet the needs of special needs and low-income students.
The Obama Administration and the United States Education Department (ED) are dropping an effort to adopt a final regulation under the Every Student Succeeds Act that would have required that federal funds must “supplement and not supplant” state and local funds.
The Federal Communications Commission sets aside $3.9 billion annually for E-rate funding, and with $200 million rolling over from 2016, school districts will have access to more than $4 billion in fiscal year 2017 for connectivity upgrades.
Sprint has launched an online donation portal for individuals who want to help provide mobile devices and high-speed wireless internet connection to 1 million high school students in the United States.
While many have argued that the federal government sponsors too many childhood and early learning programs, a recent analysis of federal programs by the Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) indicates otherwise. The new report says investments in early learning are not meeting the needs of families across the nation, and many eligible families are not receiving services.
Louisiana’s Caddo Parish School District in Shreveport achieved record-breaking results in the 2015-16 school year by using MobyMax to streamline its response to intervention (RTI) plans, according to a news release and the curricula company’s website.
The confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, is taking place this Wednesday, where she will answer questions about her plans on key education policy issues, including education technology.