Department of Education, Federal Student Aid and IRS officials say the IRS DRT tool will be out of commission until the fall. They are currently in the process of investigating how many people have been affected.
Ed Tech Strategies, a Virginia-based research and counsel consultancy, has published a K–12 Cyber Incident Map, an interactive visualization of cybersecurity-related incidents reported about United States K–12 public schools and districts from 2016 to the present.
The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.
An application management and reporting platform from CatchOn uses data analytics to assist district administrators and educators in tracking technology investments. Several districts have piloted the tool, which debuted at the SXSWedu conference.
The IRS and the Department of Education (ED) confirmed late Thursday that the federal government intentionally shut off an online tool used by millions of students each year to apply for federal student aid.
More than a year after a law was signed requiring them, child-detection sensors are still not installed on most new school buses in New Jersey because regulations on how to implement it have not been approved.
The College Board, which develops and administers the SAT college entrance exam, has articulated new security measures, but has not remedied the test’s biggest vulnerability.
Nearly half of Americans (49 percent) said they feel their personal data is less secure than it has been in the past.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The parenting mobile app Bloomz is introducing today a set of features tailored to childcare centers, including check-in/check-out attendance and daily sheets to keep parents on top of their kids’ everyday activities. Bloomz is also partnering with the Ohio chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to educate parents across the country on a variety of topics relevant to raising children.
Common Sense Education has made its encryption-checking tools available as open source so that anybody can check out the security settings of education technology products.
- By Dian Schaffhauser