Schools Suffered at Least 122 Cybersecurity Incidents Last Year

The incidents led to stolen identities, tax fraud, altered student records, and millions of stolen tax dollars, according to the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center.

Educators and Artificial Intelligence: "Err on the Side of Caution," Says RAND Researcher

AI-powered tools may augment teachers, a new RAND report argues--but only if big concerns around bias and transparency are first addressed.

States Earn Low Grades on Student-Data Privacy Protections From New Report Card

A recent report that analyses the thoroughness and quality of student-data privacy laws passed in the U.S. may be more misleading than it is illuminating.

School Connectivity, Access to Devices Continue to Rise, Survey Finds

Districts are increasingly confident in their networks' ability to support one or even two digital devices for every student, according to a new survey of […]

Trump School Safety Commission: Time to Update FERPA

Schools should share more student information with law enforcement in order to protect students during emergencies, according to a federal school safety commission.

Education Week's Biggest K-12 Technology Stories of 2018

From cybersecurity to school safety, privacy to personalized learning, and social media to media literacy, here are 10 of the biggest stories on the ed-tech […]

Parkland Commission: Police Should Get Real-Time Access to School Security Cameras

Live, real-time access to school camera systems could improve police response to tragedies. But law-enforcement surveillance in public schools could also have negative consequences.

Presenting the LearnWorlds GDPR-compliance Toolkit for online schools

Do you still remember GDPR? Well certainly GDPR still remembers you:) Six months after the general brouhaha of GDPR legislation coming into effect and it […]

Majority of District Leaders Concerned About Cyber Threats, Project Tomorrow Report Finds

According to a new Project Tomorrow/iboss report, 71 percent of district administrators are concerned about the security of their networks.

Inspector General Blasts U.S. Ed. Department's Handling of FERPA Complaints

The backlog of student-privacy complaints from parents goes back years, an audit found, and the department lacks basic controls and procedures.

Reorganization of U.S. Ed. Department's Privacy Office to Take Effect in Early 2019

The Office of the Chief Privacy Officer will be dismantled, and a new Privacy Policy Office will be responsible for technical assistance and FERPA enforcement.

Stronger Data-Privacy Protections for Students and Teachers Needed, Report Argues

A new toolkit from two advocacy organizations, Parent Coalition for Student Privacy and The Badass Teachers Association, aims to help educators deal with the world […]

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