Senators press CISA to do more to stop K-12 ransomware

by • 2 months ago

Brandon Wales, the acting director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said ransomware is "quickly becoming a national emergency."

Class canceled in Baltimore County, Md., in latest school ransomware attack

by • 2 months ago

"Looks like we’re getting our first cyber snow day," wrote a high-school football coach in the 114,000-student school district.

The 'real consequences' of ransomware against schools

by • 3 months ago

"It’s sort of a morbid joke that instead of a snow day, schools now have cyber days," one speaker said during an online talk on ransomware against K-12 schools.

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.

Delaware targets underserved families with $20 million broadband investment

by • 5 months ago

State leaders announced Monday a plan to invest federal CARES Act funding into improving high-speed internet access for families with school-age children.

Chicago launches $50 million Obama-backed broadband program to close K-12 digital divide

by • 7 months ago

As many students struggle to locate reliable internet connections during the pandemic, Chicago unveils a four-year program to deliver high-speed home connections to 100,000 K-12 students.

How mapping tools are improving school safety in North Carolina

by • 1 year ago

Applications for risk management planning and mapping are helping state officials coordinate with school administrators and better understand their facilities.

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.

Eight additional governors join computer science workforce program

by • 3 years ago

The Governors’ Partnership for K-12 Computer Science now has 16 participants.