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K-12 Cybersecurity Lessons Learned From 'Constant Barrage of Attacks'

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 19, 2019)

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Before district administrators deploy new technologies that vacuum up digital data in an effort to keep schools and students safe, they need to question the potential impacts on privacy and civil liberties, and whether the technologies are effective.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
Superintendent David Schuler is always trying to see what’s next in technology, but with a critical eye on its effectiveness and cost.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
Rob Dickson, the executive director of information management services for the Omaha Public Schools, outlines his biggest challenges and lessons learned from this school year.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
Want to make your mark as a school district CTO or CIO? Technical expertise is just the beginning, and strong communication skills are a must.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
From budgeting on a shoestring to breaking down information silos to guarding against breaches, five school district tech leaders discuss their biggest worries.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
How do you teach tech-savvy kids to safely navigate the digital world? In Germany, you bring in the teenagers.
June 11, 2019 – AP
Nearly 3 million students around the country face struggles keeping up with their studies because they must make do without home internet.
June 10, 2019 – AP
A Wisconsin city is considering an ordinance that would impose fines on the parents of young bullies after a viral social media post showed handwritten notes that students sent to a middle school girl urging her to kill herself.
June 9, 2019 – AP
Testing, extracurricular-packed schedules, and perpetual stressors like poverty can all weigh on students. But research now points to smartphones-driven social media as one of the biggest drivers of stress.
June 7, 2019 – AP
Transparency advocates say Colorado is hiding too much information about how schools perform, but state education officials counter that they’re just following laws to protect student privacy.
June 3, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

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