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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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The chief privacy officer in the U.S. Education Department was reassigned and replaced on an interim basis as part of a broader reorganization that could have big implications for how the federal government supports schools and districts in protecting student privacy.
March 21, 2018 – Education Week
Hundreds of thousands of U.S. students use Pearson's curriculum products in their classrooms, but soon those print and digital resources will be owned by a different company.
March 7, 2018 – Education Week
Facing an increasing array of daily security threats, schools are teaching what is being dubbed "cyber hygiene," basic cybersecurity habits for use in school and at home.
March 7, 2018 – Education Week
Teenagers turned to Twitter, Snapchat, and other online tools to document the horror of a school shooting and advocate for change, but then faced a disinformation campaign.
February 28, 2018 – Education Week
Citing a shortage of tech-savvy workers, lawmakers and business leaders have successfully pushed schools to offer more computer science. Now comes the hard part.
February 28, 2018 – Education Week
Eighth grader Ian Michael Brock wants to make sure the next billion-dollar tech company is launched by a young person like him. He’s taken matters into his own hands.
February 20, 2018 – Education Week
Technology companies are making a push to integrate virtual reality into K-12, but experts are raising concerns about how it might affect children.
February 14, 2018 – Education Week
Tech-company-funded research hides the dangers of too much screentime in schools, warns high school teacher Matt Miles.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
Future generations deserve equal access to internet platforms that amplify all voices, not just those who can afford to pay the most, writes Gina Caneva.
February 7, 2018 – Teacher
Media overconsumption interferes with the brain chemistry of teens and their ability to learn, writes a high school English teacher.
February 1, 2018 – Education Week

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