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Strategies & Insights for Technology Leaders in K-12 1/24/2019

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  • San Diego District Breach Derails Data of More than 500,000

    In late December, families in the San Diego Unified School District were notified of a data breach launched through successful phishing emails. The number of affected people totaled more than 500,000, according to the district.

  • District Pursues Bond Money to Put Makerspaces in Every School

    A Michigan district is hoping voters will agree to a $39 million bond to cover capital needs, security and the addition of makerspaces to every school.

  • $300,000 Literacy Grant Opens

    The Library of Congress has started accepting nominations for its Literacy Awards program, which will award multiple prizes of up to $150,000 to schools and other organizations for their efforts at promoting literacy.

  • Experts Weigh in on Merits of AI in Education

    Will artificial intelligence make most people better off over the next decade, or will it redefine what free will means or what a human being is? A new report by the Pew Research Center has weighed in on the topic by conferring with some 979 experts, who have, in summary, predicted that networked AI "will amplify human effectiveness but also threaten human autonomy, agency and capabilities."

  • NCEE Seeks to Evaluate ESSA Pilots

    One office in the U.S. Department of Education is conducting research on whether to conduct evaluations on two ESSA pilot programs.

  • New Program Processes Donations for Teacher Needs

    A new platform has launched to help teachers fund supplies, field trips, books and other expenses in the classroom.


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