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CoSN Adds 4 New Board Members

CoSN, the Consortium for School Networking, announced its new board of directors Wednesday. The organization, which advocates for technology in education and provides resources for K–12 technology leaders, added four new members, including three district IT leaders and a representative from Amazon Web Services.

Artificial Intelligence Seeing Massive Surge in Education

Education will experience the third-largest growth of any sector, coming in slightly behind government (44.3 percent) and "personal and consumer services" (43.3 percent).

CoSN Aims to Help School CTOs Gain Leadership Skills

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has launched a new initiative aimed at improving leadership skills for new CTOs and other education technology leaders.

Kajeet Expands SmartBus Solutions

Kajeet is announcing improvements to its SmartBus offerings to create a fully connected bus for school districts. These enhancements include push to talk headsets, a camera offload function and intelligent sensors.

Congress Wants to Fund WiFi on School Buses

A bipartisan group of senators have introduced a bill to make it easier for students to get their homework done on buses through installing wireless internet connectivity.

Arizona School System Enhances Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

The district IT organization, serving 16,300 students in 20 schools, sought a way to continue growing its infrastructure while streamlining the IT experience and making operations transparent to users.

Cryptojacking Targets Education

Malicious cryptomining or cryptojacking, as it's called, describes the theft of computer processing resources — electricity, cloud services and other digital assets — that are then exploited to do cryptocurrency mining without the owner's permission or knowledge.

K-12 Cyber Strikes Cost Millions Last Year

K-12 underwent 122 known cybersecurity incidents last year, hitting 119 different education agencies in 38 states. The result was the "theft of millions of tax payer dollars, stolen identities, tax fraud and altered school records," according to the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center.

App Allows for Open Annotation of Web Content; Schools Sign on to Pilot

Nonprofit Hypothesis is offering an app that allows for “open annotation” of web content. The organization is especially interested in wooing educational users (both K-12 and higher ed) to serve as test pilots.

School Safety and Security Guidance Updated

The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) has released an updated edition of its safety and security guidelines for K-12 schools.

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