MSU gets $2 million for computational thinking research
Grant funding from the National Science Foundation will help K-12 teachers integrate computational thinking into their classrooms.
Pearson acquires adaptive learning technology startup Smart Sparrow
Pearson says the new technology will be used to help educators develop more personalized course instruction and feedback for students.
Texas K-12 district loses $2.3 million in email scam
Manor Independent School District, which disclosed the theft last week, says it's following several "strong leads" alongside the FBI and local police.
K-8 coding education should be integrated for best outcomes
Educators should encourage students to apply what they learn in computer science to other subjects, says edWeb.net’s Eileen Belastock.
Facial recognition finally activated at New York school district
After delays caused by privacy concerns, Lockport City School District has begun using facial recognition to detect threats to student safety.
Ransomware used HVAC to infect Michigan K-12 district
Students were told to stay home as staff at Richmond Community Schools work to restore functionality to heating, telephone and other critical systems.
Arkansas to develop statewide high-school cybersecurity program
The new curriculum and courses will give students the ability to immerse themselves in industry-relevant concepts and prepare for future careers.
Senate bill would order DHS to review K-12 cybersecurity
New legislation would direct DHS to review of K-12 cybersecurity risks and implement guidelines to defend against threats like ransomware.
College Board sold student data for 47 cents each, lawsuit claims
The nonprofit that administers the SAT and AP exams says it doesn't sell student data, but a Chicago Public Schools parent claims otherwise.
Nominations open for 2020 emerging edtech leader program
The program, in its fifth year, is a joint effort between CoSN and EdScoop to recognize emerging leaders in the K-12 edtech space.