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

Amazon HQ2 deal propels computer science education in Virginia

by Colin Wood • 19 hours 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 • 4 days 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 • 4 days ago

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

Higher Education

North Carolina schools use mapping tools to improve school safety

by Colin Wood • 7 days ago

Applications for risk management planning and mapping are helping school administrators better coordinate with emergency response agencies.

K-12

Virginia doubles funding for school-security technologies

by Colin Wood • 4 weeks ago

Hundreds of schools across the commonwealth will share $6 million in funding, which is set to double next year amid concerns of gun violence.

Higher Education

Five things you should do at Educause Annual Conference 2019

by Colin Wood • 1 month ago

Book a braindate or brush up on your innovation skills. There are more than 300 sessions scheduled for this year's premier edtech event.

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