Ryan Johnston

Ryan Johnston

Staff Reporter

Ryan Johnston is a staff writer for StateScoop and EdScoop, where he writes about city and community efforts to expand technology access and utilize public data.

Johnston graduated from Wake Forest University in December 2017 with a major in communications and a minor in journalism and Latin American studies. He interned with Scoop News Group as an undergraduate, and returned for a year-long editorial fellowship in January 2018.
Johnston is a Vermont native and an avid golfer and soccer player, and resides in Washington, D.C.

Higher Education

Maryland privacy council tackles substandard student data protections

by Ryan Johnston • 5 days ago

The council's work is a reaction to a recent audit finding that Social Security numbers of students and teachers had not been properly secured.

Higher Education

University of California president says she'll step down next year

by Ryan Johnston • 4 weeks ago

Janet Napolitano, who has spent ten years leading the 10-campus university system, announced she'll resign next August.

K-12

Lawmakers investigate tech companies' student data collection, usage

by Ryan Johnston • 2 months ago

Three senators sent letters to more than 50 educational technology and data analytics companies to investigate their data collection practices.

K-12

FCC considers expanding E-Rate program to student homes

by Ryan Johnston • 3 months ago

At the prodding of the Government Accountability Office, educational broadband subsidies could soon extend beyond school grounds.

Higher Education

Student data systems compromised in Hawaii, Tennessee

by Ryan Johnston • 3 months ago

Law enforcement and cybersecurity firms are currently investigating to see if the student data was compromised by the vendor used in 43 states.

K-12

FCC votes to auction off Educational Broadband Service in 2020

by Ryan Johnston • 3 months ago

Telecommunications providers will soon compete for licenses for the 2.5 GHz spectrum to build out the next generation of their wireless networks.

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