The Federal Student Aid office of the U.S. Department of Education published a letter to institutions emphasizing their obligation to protect student financial aid information from unauthorized disclosure or access. […]

Higher education students bring their own devices onto campus, causing universities and colleges to re-evaluate their security and access structure. Students are “bringing their own computers and applications and they want us to secure it,” said Mehran Basiratmand, CTO at Florida Atlantic University. “One solution fitting all higher ed is no longer the case.”






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Data provides parents, educators, and policymakers with the information they need to personalize and support student learning.
“It’s incredibly important that the individual classroom teacher… [is] able to use data and access data to drive learning in their class,” said Chip Slaven, the counsel to the president and senior advocacy adviser for the Alliance for Excellent Education. “So they know they have a better understanding of what each individual student’s needs are.”






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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson last week swore in John F. Kelly and Karen P. Tandy to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).






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