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    North Dakota wants to set the precedent for statewide cybersecurity education

    State leaders hope to train all citizens to be cyber-educated as they plan to propose legislation in 2023 to require courses for graduation.

    By Nov. 30, 2022
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    Lessons In Leadership: What’s it like leading a district accountable to federal, state and tribal law?

    With a deep understanding of challenges facing tribal families, Quincy Natay has raised standards and achievement in Chinle Unified School District.

    By Nov. 30, 2022
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    These 4 pillars support effective school cybersecurity strategy

    In a world where cybercriminals only need to get lucky once, districts should focus on mitigation, communication, training and remediation.

    By Jim Corns • Nov. 23, 2022
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    Holiday ransomware attacks hit education harder than other sectors

    In a Cybereason study, 42% of education cybersecurity pros said stopping a cyberattack took longer over a holiday or weekend versus a weekday.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    The K-12 Dive Awards for 2022

    These leaders are shaping the nation’s schools with commitments to high expectations, strong relationships and robust career exploration models.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
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    District of the Year: Cajon Valley Union School District

    A California district implemented a robust career exploration model that begins with teaching students to deliver TED Talks — in kindergarten.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
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    K-12 schools lack resources, funding to combat ransomware threat

    One-fifth of schools spend less than 1% of their IT budgets on security, a MS-ISAC report shows.

    By David Jones • Nov. 17, 2022
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    Schools mull Twitter presence amid uncertainty under Musk ownership

    NSPRA suggests leaders reflect on education priorities and goals for family and community engagement in decisions on whether to remain on the platform.

    By Nov. 14, 2022
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    Question of the Month: What should districts’ cybersecurity priorities be?

    From multifactor authentication to ensuring end users are fully educated on the risks, five district tech leaders share their strategies.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
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    CISA’s K-12 cyber education program goes nationwide

    Cyber.org Range will introduce students to cybersecurity concepts and prepare them for intermediate-level jobs in a severely understaffed industry.

    By Matt Kapko • Nov. 9, 2022
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    Study: Schools’ Facebook posts may violate student privacy

    Schools and districts shared 726,000 posts including student photos and names on the social media platform between 2005 and 2020, AERA estimates.

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    FTC slams Chegg for chronic, ‘careless security’

    The online tutoring and book rental company suffered four data breaches between 2017 and 2020, one of which exposed personal data on about 40 million customers.

    By Matt Kapko • Nov. 1, 2022
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    GAO to feds: More coordination needed to strengthen K-12 cyber defense

    The government watchdog said the Ed Department and CISA have “little to no interaction” with other agencies and the K-12 community on cybersecurity.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
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    E-rate survey points to early signs of the homework gap closing

    In 2022, 78% of schools and libraries said home internet access is a problem, down from 86% the year prior, a survey by Funds For Learning found.

    By Oct. 21, 2022
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    How an Ohio district is cracking the code on cybersecurity training

    In Lakota Local Schools, a high school cybersecurity program gives students the opportunity to graduate into college programs and good-paying jobs.

    By Lauren Barack • Oct. 19, 2022
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    4 steps districts can take to shore up cybersecurity

    Nonprofit K12 SIX and technology leaders in Virginia's Augusta County Public Schools share their latest efforts and tips for securing school systems.

    By Oct. 14, 2022
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    How a university-district collaboration created an AI curriculum in Florida

    The University of Florida and Orange County Public Schools developed a statewide curriculum on artificial intelligence for high school students.

    By Oct. 12, 2022
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    Enrollment rates lag in federal Affordable Connectivity Program

    Only 25% of eligible households are enrolled in the program, and most already had internet, according to an EducationSuperHighway report.

    By Oct. 12, 2022
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    Districts struggle with social media verification, reporting cyberbullying

    In a NSPRA-CoSN survey, 45% of K-12 leaders said it’s difficult to get posts they report for bullying students removed from online platforms.  

    By Oct. 7, 2022
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    LAUSD downplays impact of leaked data

    Screenshots of files stolen and leaked by Vice Society paint a worrying scenario, contradicting some of the district’s assertions.

    By Matt Kapko • Oct. 6, 2022
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    As digital equity eludes 16M students, Ed Dept provides roadmap to districts

    Districts can forge community or private partnerships — or even build their own networks — according to a guide from the Office of Educational Technology.

    By Oct. 4, 2022
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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