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Strategies & Insights for Technology Leaders in K-12 9/23/2021

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  • Technology Literacy as a Catalyst for Systemic Change

    The K–12 education system needs to change. This sentence has been uttered for centuries, and millions of educators and billions of dollars have attempted to make this change. But why haven’t these efforts resulted in significant change? Why have we read every year for the past century that “the K–12 education system is in crisis?”


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  • Education Networks Largely Spared in DDoS Escalation

    Dedicated denial of service (DDoS) attacks were up by double digits in the first half of 2021. But somehow schools, colleges and universities, despite being favorite targets for ransomware and various other forms of malware, have been by and large overlooked — even as DDoS becomes a companion tool in ransomware incidents.

  • School Communications Effective During Pandemic —Parents

    Parents have been overwhelmingly satisfied with school communications during the pandemic. According to a new survey, a massive 70% indicated that digital school communications have been effective.

  • Student Device Monitoring a Threat to LGBTQI+ Students, Student Expression —Report

    Student device monitoring disproportionately affects kids who cannot afford their own devices and, according to a new report, poses threats to student privacy (such as LGBTQI+ students who might be "outed") and creates a significant chilling effect on student expression.

  • At-Home Employees Need to Feel More Connected

    A survey by learning platform company Kahoot! And HR research and advisory firm Workplace Intelligence Found that remote employees across all sectors prefer working from home at least part of the time but need to feel more connected and reap the same benefits as onsite workers.


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