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Senate approves bill for DHS review of K-12 cybersecurity

by Benjamin Freed

Lawmakers passed another bill they say is aimed at tamping down the threat of ransomware attacks against schools.

Rural STEM education bill aims to grow workforce

by Betsy Foresman

If passed, the legislation would set up grants for research and development of STEM education plans for rural schools.

Anti-violence bill would require schools watch students' social media

by Betsy Foresman

Social media accounts of those at risk of committing self-harm or extreme violence against others would enter required monitoring by their schools.

Advocates conflicted as Connecticut lawmakers pass K-12 computer science bill

by Betsy Foresman

A bill now awaiting Gov. Ned Lamont's signature could improve access to computer science education but also strain already-limited teaching resources.

Congress considers bills on student privacy, workforce, school security and STEM diversity research

by Betsy Foresman

A flurry of legislative activity in edtech this week included three new bills and advancement of one bill encouraging research on girls in tech.

Computer science standards talks divide Wyoming

by Betsy Foresman

Educators, lawmakers and the public are divided on how to balance the need for computer science education with funding and teacher workload issues.

North Dakota considers computer science, cybersecurity teacher credentials

by Betsy Foresman

Proposed legislation is one piece of a broader push in the state to heighten workforce development and computer science education.