Katya Schwenk

Editorial Intern (Former)

Katya is a reporter and former intern for StateScoop and EdScoop. She’s currently studying political science and creative writing at Georgetown University. In addition to her work at Scoop News Group, she’s written about North African politics and D.C.’s music scene; other of her interests include coffee and radio.


Florida 'student safety' database fell short, commission says

by Katya Schwenk • 2 years ago

Some officials say it adds little new functionality for law enforcement, while others claim the governor's request was "impossible" from the start.


Nevada's new data tool shows how safe students feel at school

by Katya Schwenk • 2 years ago

Trend data from "school climate" surveys allows administrators to view student sentiment across demographic categories or compare schools over time.

Higher Education

More schools are buying mobile 'panic buttons' for shooter scenarios

by Katya Schwenk • 2 years ago

Oklahoma schools are among the latest to invest in the technology, spending $3 million on a mobile platform to be used by more than 500 districts.


Ellucian vulnerability was not behind recent university cyberattacks

by Katya Schwenk • 2 years ago

The Education Department has released an updated notice providing new information on the widespread attacks against universities reported last month.


Florida launches school safety database despite privacy concerns

by Katya Schwenk • 2 years ago

Civil rights groups called for the project to undergo further scrutiny before launch, but Gov. Ron DeSantis says it's essential for student safety.

Data & Analytics

Database of 7 million syllabi pulls back the curtain on higher ed

by Katya Schwenk • 3 years ago

Course data from 2,500 universities is revealing the most-taught literature and other trends in a revamped tool made at Columbia University.