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    Los Angeles schools’ data leaked after ransomware attack

    Vice Society posted data it claims to have stolen during the Labor Day weekend attack two days ahead of a ransom demand deadline.

    By Matt Kapko • Updated Oct. 3, 2022
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    Vice Society raises ransomware pressure on Los Angeles school district

    The ransomware group, which has hit at least eight school systems this year, threatened to publish stolen data from the district next Monday.

    By Matt Kapko • Sept. 30, 2022
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    ASBO ’22: Our recap of K-12 business officials’ annual gathering

    From tips for electrifying bus fleets to strategies for school tech use policies, K-12 Dive was on hand to hear the latest school business best practices.

    By K-12 Dive staff • Sept. 29, 2022
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    ASBO ‘22: 3 best practices for crafting school tech use policies

    Gauging community support and being specific about sanctions is critical to developing good guidance, said University of Dayton’s Charles Russo.

    By Sept. 26, 2022
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    The tools and strategies schools need for ransomware defense

    The Los Angeles Unified School District is the most recent and high-profile example of the threat schools face from ransomware after a Sept. 3 attack prompted a systemwide reset of more than 600,000 passwords. A ransom demand remains outstanding.

    By Matt Kapko • Sept. 22, 2022
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    Ransom demand escalates fallout from Los Angeles schools cyberattack

    LAUSD hasn’t responded to the demand, following the advice of federal authorities. The stakes are high as sensitive data may hang in the balance.

    By Matt Kapko • Sept. 21, 2022
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    $1B federal cybersecurity grant to be distributed to states over 4 years

    School districts will have access to the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program, but cannot apply for this federal funding directly.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    Parents, educators received explicit image in Seesaw hacking

    The K-12 messaging platform said there is no evidence to suggest the attacker accessed data or conducted other malicious acts during the breach.

    By Sept. 15, 2022
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    Report: State ed leaders prioritize cybersecurity, but funding is lacking

    In a survey by the State Educational Technology Directors Association, 57% of respondents said their state provides a low amount of funding for cybersecurity.

    By Sept. 13, 2022
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    Groups call for E-rate to cover cybersecurity protections after LAUSD ransomware attack

    The hacker group Vice Society has reportedly claimed responsibility for the cyberattack on the nation’s second-largest school district.

    By Sept. 12, 2022
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    Ransomware attack takes down multiple Los Angeles Unified School District systems

    The attack comes as federal agencies including the FBI and CISA have issued a warning to districts about a hacker group called Vice Society.

    By Matt Kapko , Sept. 6, 2022
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    Email hacking scheme leads to attempted theft of $13M from Pennsylvania school district

    Local government agencies intercepted and recovered $10.3 million of the funds stolen from Chester Upland School District.

    By Sept. 6, 2022
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    Following high-profile data breach, Illuminate Education acquired by ed tech company Renaissance

    Renaissance says its "robust security environment" will ensure student data is protected following the acquisition.

    By Aug. 31, 2022
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    Rising Leaders: 10 standout assistant principals and district leaders you should know in 2022-23

    These exceptional administrators make the grade on inclusive practices, curriculum innovation, data-driven decision-making and more.

    By Aug. 31, 2022
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    How schools can extend internet to families for less than the cost of hotspots

    A new analysis finds working with a private cellular company costs up to 10 times more than if a school creates and shares its own wireless network.

    By Aug. 25, 2022
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    Students used average of 143 ed tech tools in 2021-22

    Districts are also using an average of 1,417 different ed tech tools per month, according to a report by ed tech company LearnPlatform.

    By Aug. 22, 2022
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    4 key steps schools can take today to get strong multi-factor authentication security

    Learn four steps K-12 IT security leaders should know to roll out a strong authentication strategy.

    Aug. 22, 2022
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    Colorado district expands ‘equity of opportunity’ through remote classes

    St. Vrain Valley School District's AGILE program is in its first year and will allow high schoolers to take high-level courses virtually.

    By Aug. 19, 2022
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    Education sector contributes to computer sales dip in Q2

    Chromebooks were particularly affected by lower education sales, with annual growth dropping 57.4% year over year.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    As tech proliferates in schools, what’s the right balance?

    While 79% of parents in a global survey said tech helped their children with learning, 23% of children said they felt they spent too much time with tech.

    By Lauren Barack • Aug. 3, 2022
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    Teachers: Student monitoring tools more often flag discipline issues

    While 78% of teachers say monitoring software tagged students for disciplinary action, 59% say students were disciplined as a result.

    By Aug. 3, 2022
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    Despite inflation, back-to-school spending expected to rise

    Deloitte parent polling shows spending could increase 8% over last year, resulting in $661 per child, compared to $612 last year.

    By Aug. 1, 2022
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    Smartphones tip-toe curricular line between useful and distracting

    Though smartphones can be useful curricular tools, dialing students back from pandemic-driven habits presents a challenge.

    By Lauren Barack • July 27, 2022
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    Nonprofit uses AI to make STEM materials more accessible

    Benetech is in the research and development stage but plans to keep adding accessible equations and charts to ebooks available through Bookshare.

    By July 20, 2022
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    Summer Reading: Cybersecurity remains a persistent challenge for districts

    With more tech comes more opportunity for cyber criminals to take advantage of blind spots in school networks.

    July 15, 2022