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12/17/2019
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Nominations open for the 2020 NextGen: Emerging EdTech Leaders program

The program, in its fifth year, is CoSN and EdScoop's joint effort to recognize the leaders defining the future of education technology in K-12 schools. To be considered, nominees must work for a CoSN member school and have less than five years of experience in edtech. The winners will be announced and honored at CoSN's 2020 annual conference in Washington, D.C. Individuals can either nominate themselves for consideration or be nominated by a supervisor or peer. The deadline for nominations is midnight on January 13, 2020. Click through to read about the program and make your nominations.


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.


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. Benjamin Freed has more details on the bill.


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. Betsy Foresman has the details on the lawsuit.


In higher ed, not all chatbots are created equal

Universities need to choose technology that best suits the institution's specific needs for student engagement, Daniel Robb, the associate vice chancellor for enrollment management at the University of South Carolina Aiken writes. Read Robb's commentary here.


Utah Gov. Herbert calls for expanded computer science education fund

The new fund would allow Utah and its industry partners to pool resources for improving computer science education statewide. Betsy has more.


FCC's E-Rate updates don't look to the future, education leaders say

Updates to E-Rate are expected to benefit small and rural schools, but districts won't get any extra help when it comes to cybersecurity. Betsy has the details.


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Maybe those 2020 predictions were a little off... Signing off on our last 2019 newsletter. Happy Holidays to all! We'll see you again January 7.


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