Betsy Foresman

Betsy Foresman

Betsy Foresman is an education reporter for EdScoop, where she writes about the virtues and challenges of innovative technology solutions used in higher education and K-12 spaces. Foresman also covers local government IT for StateScoop, on occasion.

Foresman graduated from Texas Christian University in 2018 — go Frogs! — with a BA in journalism and psychology. During her senior year, she worked as an intern at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., and moved back to the capital after completing her degree because, like Shrek, she feels most at home in the swamp.

Foresman previously worked at Scoop News Group as an editorial fellow.

Higher Education

SFSU students win competition for 'Simba Police' app

by Betsy Foresman • 24 hours ago

The voice-activated mobile assistant, which won first place at a pitch competition, will be able to run background checks, scan license plates, retrieve driver details even call for backup.

Higher Education

Florida Gov. DeSantis wipes out $30 million online-learning budget

by Betsy Foresman • 2 days ago

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis cut funding on Tuesday for online academic support services, a virtual campus program and other online-learning programs that students have increasingly relied upon during the pandemic.

Higher Education

Penn State campus police get body cameras

by Betsy Foresman • 3 days ago

University leaders said the initiative will equip all campus police officers with body cameras within the next year to help improve law enforcement's relationship the campus community.

Higher Education

University of Arkansas announces new CISO

by Betsy Foresman • 4 days ago

Stephen Tycer, former IT security manager for the Houston-based Oil States International, began leading cybersecurity efforts at the University of Arkansas on Monday.

Higher Education

UC Berkeley names new CIO

by Betsy Foresman • 4 days ago

Jenn Stringer, who has served as associate CIO and director of educational technology services since 2013, started as UC Berkeley's CIO on Monday.

Higher Education

University IT leaders are preparing for the unpredictable, survey shows

by Betsy Foresman • 7 days ago

Technology leaders at institutions of higher learning are developing flexible plans that account for many possible scenarios this fall, according to new poll data collected by Educause.

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