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What School District CIOs Need to Know about IoT

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.

District Communications, from Compliance to Crisis

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.

Louisiana Issues State Emergency Declaration in Response to District Data Breaches

The governor of Louisiana issued a statewide emergency declaration in response to a cybersecurity event that breached the school systems of three parishes in the northern part of the state and threatened other public and private entities in the state.

Mobile Safety Platform Adds Interoperability Function

Rave is updating its mobile safety platform to allow cross-communication across all school systems using the Rave Panic Button app.

Maryland Security Audit Finds Vulnerabilities in Massive Amounts of Student and Teacher Data

An audit of the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) by the state found a "number of deficiencies" with the agency's securing of data in its control that put massive amounts of student and teacher data at risk.

How Data Takes the Guesswork and Angst Out of Rezoning

Redrawing boundaries has more hurdles than a track meet and all the emotional charge that often comes with parents wanting the best for their children. A CIO shares how his district got a leg up on both.

FCC Seeks to Modernize E-Rate Program

The FCC has put out a notice of proposed rulemaking to ask for comments on how to reform the E-rate program.

FCC Approves Educational Broadband Service Order

The FCC is moving forward with a plan to auction off spectrum from the Educational Broadband Service to commercial providers.

Initiative Offers Tech Answers for Rural Districts

CoSN is collaborating with edWeb to address the technology needs of rural school districts through a series of webinars.

Ruckus Intros New Multigigabit Access Products

Ruckus Networks (acquired by CommScope earlier this year) has announced two new multigigabit access products.

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