The Department of Justice (DoJ) and the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) have reached an agreement to resolve allegations that the school violated Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because much of UC Berkeley’s free online content is inaccessible to individuals with hearing, vision, and manual disabilities.

education

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed new legislation that will incentivize public school STEM teachers to participate in an existing grant program, as well as ensure that nonpublic school students have access to STEM education.

The University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL) has tapped retired Vice Admiral Robert Sharp, the former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), to serve as a research fellow with the UMSL Geospatial Collaborative.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $4.5 million in collaborative grants to three colleges and universities in Montana – Salish Kootenai, University of Montana, and Montana Technological University – to support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) scholarships.  

cybersecurity

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced it has committed another $183 million in funding through its Emergency Connectivity Program to help close the “homework gap” by providing digital services for students nationwide.

education

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Jen Easterly, on Nov. 7, announced that CYBER.ORG Range – a no-cost, safe, virtual environment for K-12 students to learn cybersecurity skills – will be expanded to students nationwide.

A Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA) funded diversity program has expanded to 10 additional Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) after its initial launch last year, according to a Sept. 21 press release from CYBER.ORG.

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