Mississippi auditor, education agency joust over data accuracy, procurement rules

by • 5 months ago

Through audits, letters to the governor and newspaper editorials, State Auditor Shad White said Mississippi Department of Education is being "called to the carpet" to correct decisions that he claims "contradict" state law.

For students without home internet during pandemic, could FCC's E-Rate help?

by • 5 months ago

Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and many educators continue pressing for expansion of the FCC's E-Rate program, which is currently limited to funding schools and libraries, but Chairman Ajit Pai won't budge.

New York names winners in kids online safety poster contest

by • 11 months ago

Fifteen students were recognized for artwork that advocates for best practices online, such as not sharing personal information and treating people kindly.

North Dakota's CIO wants to automate 20 percent of state government

by • 1 year ago

North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley says that by boosting efficiency through the use of technology, the state is "improving lives and inspiring success."

Illinois CIO Ron Guerrier focuses on fundamentals

by • 1 year ago

From user experience to program management, Illinois’ technology chief says he wants the basics to work right before getting fancy.

Cross-government collaboration tough, but fruitful in California

by • 2 years ago

Forming and sustaining partnerships across state, local and education branches of government is a challenge, but well worth the effort, IT leaders say.

State activity in rural broadband is bolstering K-12 connections

by • 2 years ago

A recent report from the Consortium for School Networking attributes progress to federal funding and state government's rural broadband efforts.

Cybersecurity for K-12 could be South Dakota IT's next big move

by • 2 years ago

State CIO Pat Snow says the state is looking to expand its services portfolio in a way few other states have.

Why Rhode Island's innovation office likes to 'test and scale quickly'

by • 3 years ago

Q&A: Kevin Parker, the state's director of government innovation, says new practices and new partnerships are delivering results faster and opening new opportunities for service delivery.