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Ransomware attacks against schools are surging, researchers find

With 10 reported ransomware incidents at educational institutions in the last nine days alone, the number of cyberattacks on academia continues to climb, according to a new report from Armor. The cloud security company found nearly 50 educational institutions — including school districts, community colleges and universities — have publicly reported bouts with ransomware this year alone. Benjamin Freed has more.


A Message From AWS Educate

With over 1,500 institutions and hundreds of thousands of students who use AWS Educate, we wanted to take you on a trip around the world and highlight how students are learning and innovating with the cloud. Learn more.


Marquette U. to expand computer science access for local K-12 district

Marquette University received a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help expand the computer science offerings at Milwaukee Public Schools. Betsy Foresman has the news on the grant.


Study links large print with improved reading comprehension

New research found students enjoy a wide range of benefits when reading large print, but other studies says very small print or weird fonts work too. COLIN WOOD HAS MORE ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FONT CHANGES.


'Homework gap' prompts K-12 teachers to skip some assignments

New survey results from Common Sense Media show that still some 12 million students in the U.S. lack access to broadband internet. Betsy has the details.


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

Janet Napolitano, who has spent ten years leading the 10-campus university system, announced she'll resign next August. Ryan Johnston explains Napolitano's tech legacy.


How lesser-known Microsoft tools can enhance English-language learning

Commentary: Many useful tools for those learning English as a second language are already tucked away in apps commonly found on school computers. Robert Low offers his take on the edWeb.net webinar.


Calif. introduces 'Dashboard Week' to raise awareness of school data

Running from September 16-20, Dashboard Week aims to encourage academic transparency and remind parents and educators of valuable data resources. Betsy has more.


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