Alaska doubles minimum internet speeds for schools
A bill signed by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy that raises minimum connectivity standards is expected to benefit Alaska's rural districts as the state responds to the public health crisis.
Senators request emergency funds to ensure student internet access
With an unprecedented number of students taking classes online, senators urge their colleagues to fund expansion of high-speed internet for students as part of the latest COVID-19 relief package.
OpenStax makes its online learning tools free
On top of the publisher's already free catalog of textbooks, online homework resources are now free to teachers and students during the public health crisis.
COVID-19 could pave the way for edtech funding, equity
School closures are underscoring technology's shortcomings in a way that could benefit education in the long-term, said technology researcher Amber Case.
New website indexes free edtech resources during health crisis
Following mass school closures, a new database makes it easy to find dozens of free and discounted edtech resources for students and teachers.
LA hackathon for students moves online amid virus outbreak
The eighth annual LA Hacks event will adopt a virtual format for the first time this year to give students a chance to explore and create new technologies.
CoSN moves conference online in response to COVID-19
In-person attendance for next week's event has been cancelled and organizers will instead transition to a virtual format.
Ryuk ransomware shuts down New Mexico school district a second time
Gadsden Independent School District is working to restore systems after being hit by the same ransomware virus for the second time in less than a year.
Amid coronavirus outbreak, tech keeps students connected — for good or ill
The coronavirus epidemic has disrupted education around the world, but collaboration and technology has been able to keep students in class.