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Study: Making Broadband Connections More Equitable

A new report from SETDA examines how policy makers and school leaders can work to bridge the digital divide and establish ways to provide schools with the necessary resources to get high-speed internet connections.

K-12 Cybersecurity Attacks Mounting

A study of data available from various security incident-tracking resources found that there have been 301 reported cybersecurity attacks against schools so far this year, compared to just 124 in 2018.

Arkansas Assembles Cyber Threat Response Team

School districts in Arkansas can now ask the state for help from “a small group of IT professionals” who are ready to respond cyber threats.

Malware Hits Strike Districts in 5 States

Even as at least one school in San Bernardino City Unified District dealt with unexpected closure owing to public safety power shutoffs stemming from dry weather and winds in the region, the school system has also been hit by a ransomware attack that made its computer servers inaccessible.

$9 Million San Antonio Fiber Project to Come at No Cost to the District

San Antonio Independent School District in Texas recently broke ground on the site where a new fiber network will connect every single campus and office facility with almost 80 miles of cabling.

Wyebot Launches WiFi Network Solution Platform

The company’s Wireless Intelligence Platform uses artificial intelligence identify potential WiFi connection threats and actionable steps to optimize performance.

InterVision Acquires Fotis Networks

InterVision, a strategic IT service provider, is strengthening its consulting business through the acquisition of Fotis Networks.

Baking Interoperability Functions into Classroom Management Tools

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.

DNS Filtering Service Expands to Off Campus Users

The DNSWatchGO solution from WatchGuard Technologies alerts educators about real-time phishing attempts and protect them against malicious websites on- and off-school premises.

Interactive Tool to Compare Academic Achievement Nationwide Debuts

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.

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