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Florida 'student safety' database fell short, commission says

by Katya Schwenk • 2 days ago

Some officials say it adds little new functionality for law enforcement, while others claim the governor's request was "impossible" from the start.

Why teachers are essential to building a secure 'internet of things'

by Betsy Foresman • 3 days ago

Even digital natives need help understanding the security and privacy implications of their devices, Cisco's Edna Conway told a conference audience.

Virginia prepares 'Equity in Education' data competition

by Colin Wood • 3 days ago

The commonwealth's annual "datathon" will center this year on improving the equality of educational outcomes for all students.

Nevada's new data tool shows how safe students feel at school

by Katya Schwenk • 4 days ago

Trend data from "school climate" surveys allows administrators to view student sentiment across demographic categories or compare schools over time.

Why the United States needs more cybersecurity experts — badly

by Betsy Foresman • 4 days ago

Alan Paller, founder of the SANS Institute, says a "cyber pandemic" threatens national security and the only solution is to train more professionals.

District data can help teachers 'work smarter, not harder'

by Jake Williams • 6 days ago

At Aldine ISD in Texas, the technology director says schools need to use data to improve services for both students and teachers alike.

South Texas districts open cybersecurity careers program

by Betsy Foresman • 6 days ago

A new state-funded program seeks to shrink the gap in the IT security workforce by offering digital forensics and cybersecurity training.

More schools are buying mobile 'panic buttons' for shooter scenarios

by Katya Schwenk • 1 week ago

Oklahoma schools are among the latest to invest in the technology, spending $3 million on a mobile platform to be used by more than 500 districts.

School bus tracking app helps parents monitor student safety

by Betsy Foresman • 1 week ago

Real-time tracking software will soon help parents stay in closer contact with their children coming and going from school in one Louisiana district.