FCC leader shares 'cautious optimism' for broadband expansion in schools

by • 6 months ago

FCC Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel told Maryland educators and administrators she's confident about expanding connectivity for K-12 students who are gradually returning to classrooms.

North Carolina to pilot satellite internet for rural students

by • 7 months ago

CARES Act funding will allow students in two of North Carolina's most rural counties to test out SpaceX's Starlink service.

Former Minneapolis CIO lands in K-12 cybersecurity job

by • 8 months ago

Fadi Fadhil left the city government in December to work for Palo Alto Networks as a cybersecurity consultant specializing in the education sector.

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

by • 10 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 • 10 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 • 11 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 • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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.