Ed Dept steps up scrutiny of college foreign gifts reporting

Dive Brief: The U.S. Department of Education this week changed how colleges are required to report foreign gifts and contracts to the federal government as the Trump administration and legislators continue to crack down on such deals. The new digital portal for reporting foreign funding comes as the department investigates at least 10 institutions and […]

Ed Dept: CTE programs can donate PPE to healthcare workers, hospitals

Dive Brief: In a Tuesday announcement, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos said career and technical education programs can donate or loan personal protective equipment and other medical supplies purchased with federal funds to healthcare providers, hospitals and...

Ed Dept to distribute $6B in coronavirus stimulus funding to colleges

Dive Brief: The U.S. Department of Education intends to immediately distribute about $6 billion in coronavirus relief funding to colleges, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Thursday.  Institutions must use this money to provide emergency grants to students who have...

Ed Dept issues guidance on Clery Act reporting amid coronavirus

Dive Brief:  Colleges do not have to give ongoing updates about the coronavirus pandemic or proactively track down cases within their campus community to comply with the Clery Act, the U.S. Department of Education said in guidance issued last week.  To satisfy the...