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The U.S. Department of Education and the American Institutes for Research released a report on what STEM education will look like in 10 years. The components of STEM in 2026 are networked communities of practice, accessible learning activities that invite play and risk, interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving, inclusive learning spaces, accessible measures of learning, and societal beliefs that promote diversity in STEM. […]

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The U.S. Department of Education has issued what analysts are calling a death sentence for ITT Technical Institute. As part of a larger series of restrictions on the for-profit higher education institution, the Department of Education has banned ITT from accepting new students who depend on Federal student aid, which is the source of most of ITT’s revenue.






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A Government Accountability Office study uncovered a huge discrepancy in Federal reporting on sexual violence because the agencies that collect the data don’t record or label incidents the same way. According to data collection efforts from four Federal agencies, between 244,190 and 1,929,000 rapes or sexual assaults occurred in 2011.






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With the school year ramping up, the Office of Education Technology, which is part of the Department of Education, hosted a Twitter chat focused on active use of technology during teacher prep using #TeacherEdChat.






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The Department of Education proposed regulations to make sure institutions that offer online education are monitored and legally authorized by states. There are more than 5.5 million distance education students, and almost 3 million exclusively online students the department is hoping to protect by improving oversight.






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Career Day just went digital. The Reach Higher Initiative and the U.S. Department of Education announced five finalists in the Reach Higher Career App Challenge, a competition promoting the development of mobile application solutions that will help middle and high school students navigate education and career choices.






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