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CoSN’s new resource provides schools with language to incorporate interoperability into RFPs to ensure that system connectivity is a key component of all bids to develop and build new management platforms for educators.
The DNSWatchGO solution from WatchGuard Technologies alerts educators about real-time phishing attempts and protect them against malicious websites on- and off-school premises.
The Educational Opportunity Project at Stanford University is introducing an interactive interface to show schools, districts and counties compare against the national average in three measures of academic performance. The interactive data tool provides the public with information on test scores and learning rates broken down by race, gender and family income rates that can be shared as charts, maps and download PDFs.
Google is introducing a new analytics offering that allows G Suite for Education administrators to get insights into how different Google solutions are being utilized within their organizations.
Hamilton Southeastern Schools and Octorara Area School District are two early adopters of WiFi 6 hardware to improve their wireless network capabilities.
A New York school district superintendent has gone public with some of the details of a ransom his school system paid earlier this summer to regain access to school systems. Rockville Schools and its insurance company paid $88,000 in bitcoin through a third-party negotiator. The original ransomware demand was for $176,000, according to Superintendent William Johnson.
The Oracle Academy Cloud Program will give students, schools and higher education institutions access to workshops, product discounts and other resources focused on computer science.
An Illinois school district is working "around the clock" to bring its network back up after a ransomware attack. The problems struck Rockford Public School District 205 on Sept. 6, 2019, during the same week its 28,000 students returned to the classroom.
With the focus on providing better services to students and teachers, the applications for Internet of Things is projected to grow exponentially in the K-12 setting, but questions are becoming increasingly apparent on how to protect school data under controlled conditions.
Managing communications can be a big job, but through a combination of outsourcing and sharing responsibility internally, districts can be ready for even the deepest crises.
The role of technology as an agent for creating more leveled playing fields for student learning is not new – but it has not been fully articulated before now. As a result of using technology as a platform for remote learning, both teachers and administrators now place a higher valuation on the role of technology to support students’ future success.