Colin Wood

Colin Wood

Managing Editor

Colin Wood is the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop. He's reported on government information technology policy for the past decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT management and governance, health care, public safety and criminal justice reform. He grew up in Sacramento, attended California State University, Chico, and lives in Dallas.

Higher Education

New comp-sci task force to guide Arkansas’ educational offerings

by Colin Wood • 2 days ago

A new multidisciplinary group is tasked with giving students the best “computer science education possible.”

K-12

Yet another school district hit by ransomware, this time in Illinois

by Colin Wood • 4 days ago

Nearly 50 school districts and hundreds of schools have been hit by ransomware this year. Sycamore Community School District 427 is the latest victim.

K-12

Student hacker grabbed personal data of thousands of Maryland students

by Colin Wood • 5 days ago

Now facing possible criminal charges, the student's activities have been revealed as more extensive than originally believed.

Higher Education

Amazon HQ2 deal propels computer science education in Virginia

by Colin Wood • 4 weeks ago

Responding to growing demand for technical talent in Northern Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam has announced agreements with 11 universities.

Higher Education

Mass email exposes personal data of Georgia Tech students, again

by Colin Wood • 1 month ago

After a similar incident last year and a major data breach in April, the university's "emergency response team" is now instating "corrective action."

K-12

Ransomware forces New Mexico school district to scrub 30,000 devices

by Colin Wood • 1 month ago

Administrators declined to engage with their ransomers, opting instead to wipe the hard drives of 39 schools' computers one by one.

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