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Jeremy Currier, 15, sits at his house in Rochester Hills, Mich. Currier hacked Michigan's Rochester Community Schools district with his classmate, Seth Stephens, for three years. As a result, Currier and Stephens were expelled in May of 2018.
—Rachel Woolf for Education Week

They Hacked Their School District When They Were 12. The Adults Are Still Trying to Catch Up.

Jeremy Currier and Seth Stephens should be the cybersecurity workers of tomorrow. Instead, they’re at the center of a possible criminal investigation. (November 7, 2018)

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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.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
Doug Levin, the founder of the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center, argues that superintendents and school boards need to take a more active role in improving cybersecurity.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
Melissa Tebbenkamp, the director of instructional technology for the Raytown Quality Schools near Kansas City, says her district's biggest cybersecurity risk is "ourselves."
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
A survey by Education Week and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) shows big-city district leaders are more likely than their rural counterparts to say cybersecurity worries are on the rise.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
In North Dakota alone, the state network used by K-12 schools, state universities, and other public agencies experiences 5.7 million known cyberattacks every month.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
As the first step in a new R&D initiative they're planning for K-12 education, the foundation and venture-philanthropy group are highlighting innovative ideas provided by nonprofits, universities, corporations, developers, and educators.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
After investing eight years on a system that fell far short of expectations, the city is gearing up to replace or fix it.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
A new review of 126 rigorous research studies yielded key insights on expanding access to classroom technology, the role of adaptive software, and the dangers of "social-psychological" nudges.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
A $59 million investment in software developer Social Solutions aims to ease the flow of data among schools and social service providers.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week
Steve Ballmer and his wife Connie have quietly committed more than $250 million to education-related efforts, but their philanthropic strategy differs from other tech billionaires.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week

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