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Later this year a free tool will appear to help school IT organizations get internet speed and pricing information on K-12 broadband connectivity across the United States using publicly available data from the federal Schools and Libraries Program (E-rate).
In the United States and worldwide, traditional PCs saw positive growth in the fourth quarter of 2019 and for the full year, ending "seven consecutive years of market contraction."
An Oklahoma school system was the victim of a malware attack. According to local reporting, between 75 and 100 computers at Bixby Public Schools were brought down, primarily in the middle school and an athletic complex.
Half of all malware that tried to infect computers during the third quarter of 2019 was already known. The other half was "zero-day" malware, which bypassed (and therefore went undetected by) traditional signature-based security software.
Personal computing device (PCD) shipments are looking stronger than expected for 2019, and smartphone deliveries are expected to bump up in 2020, according to two separate analyses.
What interoperability means for learning environments.
A new report from SETDA examines how policy makers and school leaders can work to bridge the digital divide and establish ways to provide schools with the necessary resources to get high-speed internet connections.
A study of data available from various security incident-tracking resources found that there have been 301 reported cybersecurity attacks against schools so far this year, compared to just 124 in 2018.
Even as at least one school in San Bernardino City Unified District dealt with unexpected closure owing to public safety power shutoffs stemming from dry weather and winds in the region, the school system has also been hit by a ransomware attack that made its computer servers inaccessible.
San Antonio Independent School District in Texas recently broke ground on the site where a new fiber network will connect every single campus and office facility with almost 80 miles of cabling.
School districts across the nation are facing an uphill battle when it comes to providing adequate mental health and safety support to their students. The Great Resignation has left school safety teams short-staffed and overwhelmed—a dangerous combination as school violence is on the rise and student mental health is on the decline.