Ransomware on edtech vendor results in data breach of 500K Chicago students
Chicago Public Schools said teacher-evaluation software sold by edtech nonprofit Battelle for Kids was hit by ransomware in December 2021.
California's education data office says it's ready to make data tools
After 18 months of meetings and legal agreements, California's Office of Cradle-to-Career Data says it's ready to build education data tools.
New Jersey says digital divide among students is 'closed'
Gov. Phil Murphy said every single K-12 public school student now has access to the internet and devices to connect to virtual classrooms.
Mississippi auditor, education agency joust over data accuracy, procurement rules
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?
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
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
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
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
Forming and sustaining partnerships across state, local and education branches of government is a challenge, but well worth the effort, IT leaders say.