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Department of Education News

Back to school on the base means more science, technology on curriculum

When children go back to school at Defense Department schools such as those on military bases , they'll find a new technology-based curriculum.

Monday - 08/22/2011, 10:51am EDT

Buyouts: To Be Or Not To Be?

Thanks to the pay freeze and an increasingly hostile Congress, many federal and postal workers said they'd retire in a heartbeat if Uncle Sam would make them an offer, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey reports. So what are the odds...

Wednesday - 08/17/2011, 02:00am EDT

Wednesday morning federal headlines - August 10

On today's Federal Drive: A second round of buyouts at the Education Department, the Pentagon begins investigating the helicopter crash in Afghanistan and industry news from Lockheed Martin, Booz Allen and Boeing.

Wednesday - 08/10/2011, 08:31am EDT

Education sees buyouts as way to modernize workforce

The Department of Education hopes to replace higher-grade employees at 12 offices with less expensive workers. It plans to offer early retirement packages and buyouts for the second time this year.

Wednesday - 08/10/2011, 07:09am EDT

Exclusive: Agencies detail buyout, hiring freeze plans

In a governmentwide survey, agencies reported that they were not seeking buyouts through OPM or hiring freezes

Monday - 07/25/2011, 05:18pm EDT

Ayesha Edwards: Agencies need to embrace social media

Ayesha Edwards is a management and program analyst at the Department of Education.

Monday - 07/25/2011, 06:00am EDT

Financial planning for college - and other costly concerns

Hosts Bob Leins, CPA, and John Elliott, federal benefits strategist, are joined by Steve Lingle, certified financial planner, fellow NITP presenter and retired federal employee. They talk about planning for major financial expenses.
June 20, 2011

Friday - 06/17/2011, 12:15am EDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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