Congress considers bills on student privacy, workforce, school security and STEM diversity research
A flurry of legislative activity in edtech this week included three new bills and advancement of one bill encouraging research on girls in tech.
Wyoming seeks balance in revised K-12 computer science standards
After an attempt to approve the standards stalled in March, policymakers are now weighing a thorough curriculum against teachers' ability to teach it.
How should teachers manage smartphone distractions in the classroom?
Commentary: edWeb.net's Eileen Belastock reviews research showing students with smartphones receive one notification every eight minutes and pay less
Education's openness a unique security challenge, Verizon says in data breach report
Though the education sector faces similar threats seen elsewhere, its challenge is balancing essential flexibility with sound security practices.
Hundreds sign petition against FCC's plan to commercialize education's wireless service
A wireless internet service currently available primarily to educational institutions could soon be opened up for private industry to monetize.
Ransomware disrupts standardized testing in Idaho school district
Though no sensitive information was leaked, administrators say the incident barred access to essential tools.
Why one district CIO says the Ed-Fi data standard is taking over
Now used by school districts in 30 states, Ed-Fi is becoming the "gold standard" for data sharing, says one district CIO.
2019 NextGen Leader: Toni Hoehn says student data privacy doesn't have to be scary
As one of CoSN's 2019 NextGen Leader's, Hoehn trains staff and teachers on the importance of protecting student data and not getting "app happy."
Dallas schools are winning back students with new focus on innovation
A strategy of giving K-12 schools with declining enrollment new academic focuses on robotics or urban planning is paying off as wait lists grow.