Cybersecurity

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School Cyberattacks, Explained
Hackers are terrorizing schools with increasingly complex attacks, causing data breaches and more. Here’s what educators need to know.
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IT Infrastructure & Management It's Not Just About AI. Schools Are Facing 5 Other Tech Challenges, Too
In addition to the use of AI in education, schools must pay attention to several big tech challenges.
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Classroom Technology What Worries District Tech Leaders Most About AI? (It’s Not About Teaching)
A new report from the Consortium for School Networking explores district tech leaders' top priorities and challenges.
Lauraine Langreo, May 10, 2024
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IT Infrastructure & Management Ed-Tech Companies Are Vulnerable to Cyberattacks. A New Federal Effort Wants to Help
The Education Department is teaming up with a top research university to stem a wave of cyberattacks on schools.
Alyson Klein, May 2, 2024
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Privacy & Security What Schools Need to Know About These Federal Data-Privacy Bills
Congress is considering at least three data-privacy bills that could have big implications for schools.
Lauraine Langreo, April 18, 2024
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Privacy & Security A New Federal Taskforce Targets Cybersecurity in Schools
The “government coordinating council" aims to provide training, policies, and best practices.
Lauraine Langreo, March 28, 2024
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Jun Kim, Director of Technology for Moore Public Schools, center, leads a data privacy review meeting on Dec. 13, 2023 in Moore, Okla.
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IT Infrastructure & Management Leader To Learn From Through Wars, Tornadoes, and Cyberattacks, He's a Guardian of Student Privacy
Jun Kim, the technology director in Moore, Okla., works to make the most of innovations—without endangering student data.
Alyson Klein, February 5, 2024
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Classroom Technology How to Get Ready for the Dizzying Array of Tech Trends Ahead. Tips From 7 Experts
Understanding the role of AI in education, protecting schools from cyberattacks, and teaching critical thinking skills are top priorities.
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Privacy & Security A Massive Data Leak Exposed School Lockdown Plans. What Districts Need to Know
More than 4 million records held by school safety software company Raptor Technologies were left inadvertently exposed online.
Arianna Prothero, January 24, 2024
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Privacy & Security As Cyberattacks Mount, Lawmakers Double Their Efforts to Protect Schools
But the legislative push is not matched by funds to build better cyber defenses.
Alyson Klein, January 22, 2024
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Privacy & Security 3 Superintendents Share Cybersecurity Best Practices
Cyberattacks cause major disruptions to learning, but school districts are still struggling to put in place effective protections.
Lauraine Langreo, January 10, 2024
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Privacy & Security E-Rate Money for Cybersecurity? Schools Want It to Be a Top Funding Priority
The federal E-rate program has the potential to help schools build better defenses against cyberattacks.
Arianna Prothero, October 17, 2023
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Classroom Technology Monitoring or Blocking What Students Do Online Poses All Kinds of Problems
Schools need to do a better job examining the downsides of monitoring students online behavior and blocking internet content, says a report.
Arianna Prothero, September 20, 2023
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