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August 22, 2019

Texas Law Requires Districts to Plan for Cyberattacks. Will Other States Follow?

The law is one of the few state state-level policies taking responsibility for the growing online threat.

July 09, 2019

Civil Rights Groups Sound Alarm Over Florida School-Safety Database

Citing Education Week's reporting, the ACLU and nearly three dozen other groups asked Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis to immediately halt construction of the new statewide database, scheduled to be operational Aug. 1.

April 26, 2019

Districts Often Out of Touch with Teachers' Biggest Tech Needs, Survey Finds

A recent report from Common Sense Media reveals that teachers don't feel they have the right tech for their classrooms.

January 31, 2019

Scores Were Lower When Mass. Students Took PARCC Exams on Computers, Study Finds

Unfamiliarity with technology contributed to lower scores for online test-takers in 2015, but the effects diminished over time, researchers found.

December 13, 2018

Parkland Commission: Police Should Get Real-Time Access to School Security Cameras

Live, real-time access to school camera systems could improve police response to tragedies. But law-enforcement surveillance in public schools could also have negative consequences.

December 05, 2018

Staff Email Addresses Removed From District Websites to Improve Cybersecurity

Some district technology leaders say having staff email addresses publicly available opens the door for phishing scams and potential hacks.

October 11, 2018

Lessons for Getting Schools Back Online After Hurricane Michael's Destruction

K-12 leaders should look for help from other school districts when they're struggling to get their management and learning systems back online after a hurricane.

October 08, 2018

States Aggressively Adopting K-12 Computer Science Policies, Report Finds

Twenty-two states now have K-12 computer-science standards, and 15 states require all high schools to offer computer science, a new report finds.

August 22, 2018

Ohio Sues Cyber Charter Founder, Pursuing Millions in Disputed Funds

Ohio is seeking to recoup millions of dollars in funds from now-defunct online charter school, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.

July 10, 2018

ECOT Fallout: Missing Students, Returned Donations, Criminal Accusations

The mid-year closure of Ohio's largest full-time online charter school has had far-reaching effects, as seen in a roundup of recent headlines.

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