Mobile learning is the top priority for K–12 IT leaders, according to the fifth annual K–12 IT Leadership Survey published by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). It’s the first time mobile learning ranked as the highest priority in the survey.
Texas-based ed tech company Lightspeed Systems has released Web Filter 3: Longhorn, a new version of its content filter for schools. The upgrade offers new features to facilitate user identification, activity reporting and safe web browsing, as well as hundreds of other enhancements.
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