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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.

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.

1.4 million student Social Security numbers found unencrypted in Maryland

by Colin Wood • 3 months ago

A recent audit found the state's Education Department was storing sensitive personal data in plaintext format and not updating its software.

Los Angeles district wants AI for 'impactful' instruction shifts

by Jake Williams • 4 months ago

The district's instructional technology director says artificial intelligence has dominated conversations internally about the future of instruction.

Georgia district cautious on cybersecurity, privacy for education apps

by Jake Williams • 4 months ago

Debbie Durrence says district technologists need to embed cybersecurity and privacy in vetting of edtech apps.

Why district CIOs should prioritize data interoperability

by Jake Williams • 5 months ago

An Oregon district tech director explains that K-12 IT leaders must stitch system data together to take advantage of the latest and greatest edtech.

For K-12 privacy, districts need commonality, CIO says

by Jake Williams • 6 months ago

Boulder Valley School District's Andrew Moore says a GDPR-like privacy framework would save energy and resources for school districts.

As AI approaches, Santa Fe schools look to the 'human side'

by Jake Williams • 6 months ago

The CIO of Santa Fe Public Schools says districts should be cautious about emerging technologies like artificial intelligence.

System upgrade was path to 'awesome' data visualization at Oklahoma City Public Schools

by Jake Williams • 6 months ago

Years after an SIS upgrade, district IT director Eric Hileman says teachers are now enjoying the benefits in the form of new data tools.