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Digital Surveillance and School Safety: 5 Things Administrators Need to Know

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)

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K-12 Cybersecurity: Big Threats and Best Practices
This Education Week examination of K-12 cybersecurity is the second of three special reports focused on the needs of K-12 district technology leaders, including chief technology officers.

Survey: What School District Tech Leaders Are Saying About Cybersecurity
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.

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08/22 11:07 am | Texas Law Requires Districts to Plan for Cyberattacks. Will Other States Follow? | The law is one of the few state state-level policies taking responsibility for the growing online threat.

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Special Report: Unchaining Digital Data: K-12 Interoperability
This Education Week examination of school districts’ pursuit of “interoperability” is the first of three special reports focused on the needs of K-12 district technology leaders, including chief technology officers.

Special Report: The 5 Biggest Challenges Facing K-12 Tech Leaders
This Education Week review of the top technology challenges facing K-12 schools is the third of three special reports focused on the needs of district technology leaders, including chief technology officers.

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August 22, 2019 – Education Week
Students locked out of their school's computer systems. Educators unable to get access to some students' records. Parents receiving emails asking that they return their children's laptops.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
The Georgia Cyber Academy moved to stop using the company's curriculum and technology, a decision that K12 Inc. says violated an agreement between the two sides.
August 13, 2019 – Education Week
Epic Charter Schools has exploded in growth in the eight years since it launched and now boasts an enrollment that rivals the biggest districts in Oklahoma. But those numbers are now coming under scrutiny from state investigators.
August 12, 2019 – AP
A state report released Monday said bullying, self-harm and suicide were the most common concerns fielded during the first half-year of operation for a new threat reporting system that covers Pennsylvania schools.
August 5, 2019 – AP
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has issued an emergency declaration after malware attacks against three school systems in the state have been detected.
July 29, 2019 – AP
Smartphones are replacing scissors in the decades-old Box Tops for Education program that raises money for schools through food purchases.
July 24, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
Teenagers face a wealth of confusing, conflicting new emotions, compounded by evolving sexuality, school-day drama and the task of navigating love and relationships for the first time. And it comes with growing pains—like the steep consequences of “sexting” and sharing racy pictures.
July 22, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
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July 17, 2019 – Education Week
Flawed and outdated data systems frustrate policymakers and budget hawks alike when it comes to tracking and making the case for education funding.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week

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