Legislation introduced today in the United States Senate would restrict the use of students' personal data for commercial purposes, limit the transfer of such data and require records to be kept of any entities that have access to students' information.
According to “Fencing Out Knowledge: Impacts of the Children’s Internet Protection Act 10 Years Later,” a report from the American Library Association (ALA), schools and libraries are routinely filtering Internet content far more than what the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires.
- By Christopher Piehler
An Illinois district near Chicago is installing a data warehouse solution from DecisionEd to help manage its data analysis, with the goal of improving success metrics like its graduation rate.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Nearly every large organization has experienced some kind of "significant" IT security incident in the last year, such as a phishing attack, compliance policy violation or unsanctioned device or application use. These are some of the findings of a research project done by IDG Connect for ForeScout, a company that sells security products.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Evan Marwell shares his opinions on how the recent E-rate vote will affect broadband subsidies in American schools — and tells how educators can continue to push the FCC to raise the E-rate funding cap.
Arlington Independent School District in Texas has implemented a data warehouse solution to integrate information from the district's multiple information systems.
Windmill Primary School in Telford, UK, has implemented a 802.11ac wireless network to provide school-wide connectivity for students and staff.
The traditional IT organization is accustomed to being responsible for back office and infrastructure technologies. Yet emerging technologies tend to support operations that are outside the normal purview of IT. What's a CIO to do?
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Gartner has released a new report predicting that cognizant computing, which the company says is the next phase of the personal cloud movement, "will become one of the strongest forces in consumer-focused IT" in the next few years to "have an immense impact across a range of industries, including mobile devices, mobile apps, wearables, networking, services and cloud providers."
Here's how a North Carolina district responded to a denial-of-service attack that came from one of its own schools.