Loyal readers may notice that the weekly round-up of news stories and commentary – A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News – has been on a hiatus for a few weeks. I’ve turned my attention to a new (and eye-opening) research project, which is being released in parts. You can follow along here or wait for announcements of its completion. I’ll surely have much more to say about it over time.
The Reason for a Hiatus
- In the News: On School Website Security, Privacy Practices — In the three weeks since "Tracking: EDU" officially launched, a growing number of news outlets, associations, and organizations have highlighted the findings and significance of the work. Yet, what matters most is that SEAs, LEAs, and schools take what steps they may need in order to improve their website security and privacy practices. And, no matter your role or interest [...]
- FBI, ED: “Cyber Criminal Group Threatens Schools and Students” — The FBI (Cyber Division) and the Department of Education's Office of the Inspector General issued a warning about cyber-extortion schemes focused on public [...]
- School Websites are Bad, Just Not How You Think — According to a new study released today by EdTech Strategies, "Tracking: EDU," state and local education agency websites were found to lack important security and privacy protections for students, families, and educators. [...]
- In the News: ISO Trustworthy Computing — When you are away, do you know what your computer is [...]
- Press Conference: Rockingham County (NC) Schools Respond to a Malware Attack — When schools rely on technology for teaching, learning, and school operations, the impact of a cybersecurity incident can be [...]