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Department of Education News

Graduation rates: Does your school district make the grade?

Several local counties ranked at the top of the class. Montgomery County leads the way with an 86 percent completion rate. Fairfax's 85 percent puts the Virginia county in second place.

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 06:11pm EDT
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Education shares secrets to procurement success

Hugh Hurwitz, Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Senior Procurement Executive at the Education Department, shares what his agency is doing to build its acquisition workforce.

Monday - 05/23/2011, 03:30pm EDT
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OPM touts transformation of federal hiring

One year after the President called for improvements to how agencies hire workers, OPM Director Berry said KSAs, long job descriptions and the rule of three are mostly a thing of the past. On average, agencies are hiring new employees in 105 days and most job descriptions are five pages or fewer.

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 05:31pm EDT
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Education updates cyber privacy plan

The Education Department is going back to school by updating its student cyber privacy plan.

Monday - 04/11/2011, 02:48pm EDT

DHS seeks students for cyber internship

The Department of Homeland Security is on the hunt for cybersecurity summer interns.

Friday - 03/25/2011, 03:12pm EDT

Frederick parents take stand for school improvements

A sea of about 100 red-shirted North Frederick Elementary School supporters cheered and clapped to get the attention of county commissioners.

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 12:42pm EDT

OMB turns up oversight heat with cyberstat

The administration's IT agenda for fiscal 2012 will include new tools to combat cyber threats as well as major overhauls to how agencies manage their systems. Agency CIOs say agility will be important moving forward.

Monday - 02/28/2011, 06:58am EST
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Naval Research takes STEM under the sea

U.S. students are gaining hands-on experience operating a simulated submarine. We get details on how, and why, from Naval Reasearch's Anthony Junior.

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 10:31am EST
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Three big budget issues still unsettled in Virginia

Virginia's lawmakers are heading toward the end of their 45-day legislative session with big decisions to make on the three big items that directly affect people's lives: transportation, education and health care

Sunday - 02/20/2011, 02:13pm EST

Smithsonian ARTLAB+ promotes digital art education

Ryan Hill, the director of digital learning programs at Hirshhorn Museum, discussed the ARTLAB+ program that combines arts education with technology.

Friday - 12/10/2010, 02:30pm EST
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Transforming Education through technology

Education's plan addresses technology trends that could transform education, such as mobility and accessibility, the rise of digital content, and the rise of online social networks for information, collaboration and learning. We learn more from Education's Karen Cator.

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 10:31am EST
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More agencies move toward the cloud

The Library of Congress and the Department of Education are just two of the agencies that have moved their process management to the cloud. Samir Gulati, vice president of marketing and a senior executive at Appian, tells the DorobekINSIDER why he thinks more are likely to move in this direction.

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 05:03pm EDT
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Hispanic education initiative expands interagency collaboration

President Obama signs an Executive Order updating a 20-year-old order trying to improve educational opportunities for Latinos. The mandate requires multiple agencies to present their offerings to the Hispanic community more coherently.

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 07:18am EDT
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Education works to teach the children green

The Department of Education is taking a taking a leadership role in the work of educating the next generation of green citizens

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 10:13am EDT
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Vote: Which agency has the best gym?

Vote for the agency with the best gym as part of Federal News Radio's Best of the Federal Government series. Your votes determine the winner!

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 01:23pm EDT

Education Department launches open government tool

Data.edu.gov is part of the Obama Administration's Open Government Initiative.

Monday - 06/21/2010, 04:00pm EDT

OMB pressing agencies to get IT projects on track

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says there are $27 billion in IT projects that are troubled. The administration will issue a new strategy to expand the use of TechStat review sessions. Agencies also are feeling the heat to review all IT projects before they submit their 2012 budgets to OMB.

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 06:14am EDT
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Causey Awards: Blog created for better networking

Kitty Wooley is a Management and Program Analyst at the Department of Education and tells us more about her blog.

Friday - 05/28/2010, 03:21pm EDT
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Elizabeth (Kitty) Wooley, Department of Education

Elizabeth (Kitty) Wooley is one of seven winners of Federal News Radio's 2010 Causey Awards. Wooley was nominated for creating unique ways for federal managers to collaborate on best practices through regular meetings and through her own blog.

Friday - 05/21/2010, 03:59pm EDT
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Obama is right to set real federal education standards

Mr. Obama will face a block of resistance, but should persevere.

Friday - 05/21/2010, 12:52pm EDT
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