The nonprofit U.S. Digital Response (USDR) has announced its new executive team.

The Biden Administration has gone to work on stopping the spread of the COVID-19 virus through executive orders (EO) that will enhance data collection capabilities among relevant industries and establish a national testing strategy that includes a contact tracing element.






President Biden has designated Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting Chairwoman of the FCC.






Despite making the shift back to on-campus learning for the spring semester, the U.S. Air Force Academy has remained laser-focused on improving classroom technology.






Ahead of the spring semester, Western Technical College (WTC) in Texas has deployed a new ed-tech platform from Conext.me, an ed-tech software company.






Reps. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, released a new bill that aims to improve science, technology, engineering, math, and computer science (STEM) education in rural communities.






The House and Senate approved a bill that will support the adoption of “.gov” domains across to state, local, and tribal governments, as part of the provisions in the $1.4 trillion bill to fund the Federal government.






The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) needs to gather additional data on how its program that helps ensure universal access to broadband service in rural, remote, and other areas of the country is working, and data to help drive decisions on effective use of available funds, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report said.






A survey released by the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), found that there is a need to provide improved student privacy support to teachers, parents, and students – with almost half of teachers reporting that they have received no substantive training on data privacy.






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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) is using AI to ensure that students and visitors keep their distance and keep their masks on at football games.






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