Biden's education secretary pick called an experienced educator, edtech advocate
Connecticut education Commissioner Miguel Cardona would be a strong advocate for educational technology if picked as education secretary, predicted a former colleague.
New York bans facial recognition in schools until at least 2022
States agencies will seek feedback from teachers, parents and school-safety experts to develop governance for the technology's possible future use.
Tech companies ask Biden for more education support, student data
In a letter to the incoming administration, a group of companies stressed the importance of technology to facilitate high-quality learning, the need for additional funding, professional development and the value of data in assessing students.
Arizona State shifts cybersecurity workforce initiative online
In recognition of the growth of hybrid-learning environments, the university's Cybersecurity Education Consortium has announced plans to publish digital cirriculums.
FCC denies educators' request for exclusive access to Educational Broadband Service
The FCC will stick with its 2019 decision to license wireless spectrum historically reserved for educational institutions to private carriers building 5G networks.
Nonprofit donated more than 400 computers to homeless students
A student-led nonprofit called Bridging Tech has been providing refurbished computers to homeless K-12 students during the pandemic.
Leaning on one nonprofit to enhance cyberdefense for K-12 schools
Public schools are increasingly targeted by cyberthreat actors and leaders are turning to nonprofit organizations to enhance security programs.
U. Houston partnered with Microsoft to build STEM career pipeline
A new partnership is hoped to educate students and professionals in Texas to prepare them for new career opportunities in technology fields.
Online learning company K12 exposes student data in Missouri
One state official said the distribution of a spreadsheet by the company's lobbyists represented a "significant" data breach.
Academic fraud spikes as students study from home
Threat intelligence researchers at Cisco Talos said they've observed a fourfold increase in searches for homework-for-hire services since fall 2019.