IT Infrastructure School District Data Systems Are Messed Up. A New Coalition Wants to Help
Organizations representing states and school districts have teamed up with ISTE to help make data systems more user-friendly and secure.
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IT Management Q&A: How to Bolster Cybersecurity in Your Schools
Melissa Tebbenkamp, the director of instructional technology for the Raytown Quality Schools near Kansas City, says her district's biggest cybersecurity risk is "ourselves." She outlines what it takes to teach educators how to help protect schools and districts against cyberattacks.
Privacy & Security 6 Steps for Preventing and Cleaning Up Cyberattacks
Learn about common-sense measures you can put in place to protect your district against a rising mix of cyber threats facing K-12 schools.
Special Education N.Y.C. Shelving Troubled Special Education Data System
After investing eight years on a system that fell far short of expectations, the city is gearing up to replace or fix it.
Data Kansas City Data-Sharing Effort Showcases Ballmer Group's Strategy
A $59 million investment in software developer Social Solutions aims to ease the flow of data among schools and social service providers.
IT Management Even for Districts Leading Interoperability Push, Journey Is Just Beginning
The Highline Public school system, outside Seattle, is at the forefront of an effort to integrate multiple K-12 data systems. But even in the forward-thinking Washington state district, big questions lie ahead.
IT Management Lack of Clear Standards, and Money, Trips Up District Tech Leaders on Interoperability
Confusion about standards, budget constraints, and poor tagging of digital content scuttles K-12 efforts to move toward data interoperability, according to a survey of K-12 chief technology officers by the Consortium for School Networking, in partnership with the Education Week Research Center.
IT Management Interoperability: Tips to Consider, Mistakes to Avoid
District tech leaders offer practical advice to their K-12 peers on how to implement interoperability—and how to bring tech staff, administrators, and teachers on board.
IT Management Opinion 6 Things Schools Need to Know About Interoperability
Technologist and privacy advocate Bill Fitzgerald argues that school districts and education companies need to better understand the problems interoperability can solve and those that it can’t.
IT Management A District CTO Talks About Her District's Winding Path to Interoperability
In a Q-an-A with Education Week, San Francisco Unified School District’s Chief Technology Officer Melissa Dodd talks about the cultural and technical changes a district needs to consider in moving toward data interoperability.
IT Management Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Interoperability?
Quiz Yourself: What is interoperability and how can interoperability standards be adopted?