Privacy & Security Hackers Post 26,000 Broward School Files Online After District Doesn't Pay Ransom
Hackers who demanded up to $40 million from the Broward School District have now published nearly 26,000 files stolen from district servers.
Privacy & Security Download Cyberattacks Are on the Rise. Here's How Schools Should Respond (Downloadable Guide)
When hackers disrupt a district's network, consequences can be wide-ranging, from unexpected costs to communication challenges.
Classroom Technology Explainer A Clubhouse Explainer: What Educators Should Know About the New Audio Chat App
Educators are flocking to Clubhouse, an emerging invitation-only social app for iPhone users—even as social media experts warn of red flags.
Classroom Technology How Google Classroom Is Changing Teaching: Q&A With Researcher Carlo Perrotta
The popular software is bringing the “logics of datafication, automation, surveillance, and interoperability" to schools, researchers say.
Privacy & Security Large, Well-Off Suburban Districts Most Likely to Get Hacked
Bigger, wealthier districts make easier targets for hackers, a GAO analysis found.
Privacy & Security School Reopenings Bring Wave of COVID-19 Student-Data-Privacy Concerns
Safely storing videos of classroom lessons and protecting sensitive health information will be a challenge.
Privacy & Security N.Y. Lawmakers Voted to Ban Facial Recognition in Schools. One Superintendent Isn't Pleased.
New York state lawmakers voted Wednesday to ban facial recognition technology from the state's schools until at least July 2022.
Privacy & Security Facial Recognition Tech in Schools Prompts Lawsuit, Renewed Racial Bias Concerns
The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the state education department's decision to approve the Lockport school district's facial recognition system.
Privacy & Security Zoom Unveils New Privacy and Security Features to Address Hacking Issues
The company has agreed to a host of new security features for all nationwide users, including password-protected invitations and giving meeting hosts control over private chat messages.
Data Thousands of Schools Are Falling Short on Students' Data Privacy Rights, Report Says
Parents and students can opt out from schools disclosing personal information, but many schools don't make that option clear to families.
Privacy & Security Massive Shift to Remote Learning Prompts Big Data Privacy Concerns
An unprecedented number of online interactions between teachers and students from their respective homes introduce new privacy questions that lack easy answers.