Security & Privacy

New York Ed Department Names First Privacy Officer

New York’s Education Department has appointed its first privacy officer, Temitope Akinyemi, whose responsibility will be to ensure that student data remains private and confidential.

Cyberbullying Among Teens More Common with Current or Former Friends Than Strangers

Current or former friends or dates are seven times more likely to cyberbully each other than young people who don’t know each other, according to a recent study.

Austin ISD Launches Bus Tracking App

The WheresTheBus app lets parents know exactly where their children are when they ride the school bus home.

Virginia Schools Add Threat Alert System

A Virginia school system has implemented a real-time threat alert system that immediately connects staff in the school building to each other and the nearest law enforcement personnel.

Indiana District Secures Doors, Reduces Key Hassles with Wireless Locks

An Indiana school system has replaced the door locks through all of its buildings with locks that can be managed through the district's wireless network.

MOREnet and Gaggle Partner to Protect Missouri Students Online

An extended agreement between MOREnet and Gaggle provides K­–12 schools with a consortium discount on Gaggle’s student safety solution.

Virtual Schools Market Expected to Grow 29% Through 2019

The American virtual schools market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 29.02 percent through 2019, according to a new report conducted by London-based research firm Technavio.

RapidIdentify Software Gets OneRoster Certification

Identity Automation's RapidIdentify software — intended to make access and account management for school districts and other large organizations with complicated IT infrastructures easier — has been certified by the IMS Global Learning Consortium for its OneRoster standard.

Florida School Secures Campus with COPsync911

The Texas-based company allows faculty and staff to immediately and silently alert law enforcement whenever threatening situations arise.

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