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Student Achievement With So Many Kids Struggling in School, Experts Call for Revamping 'Early Warning Systems'
A new collaborative says the indicators developed to flag students at risk of not graduating need an update for post-pandemic schools.
Sarah D. Sparks, May 18, 2022
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States N.C. Adjusts Student Information System to Protect Transgender Students
The change is drawing complaints from some conservative groups.
T. Keung Hui, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), February 25, 2022
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Privacy & Security Explainer School Cyberattacks, Explained
Hackers are terrorizing schools with increasingly complex attacks, causing data breaches and more. Here’s what educators need to know.
Alyson Klein, February 11, 2022
12 min read
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This Spotlight will help you make the tough choices ahead, vet your district’s learning acceleration tech before purchase, and more.
February 4, 2022
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Equity & Diversity Students Embrace a Wide Range of Gender Identities. Most School Data Systems Don't
Districts like Philadelphia aren't waiting for the federal government to make their student information systems more inclusive.
Benjamin Herold, January 4, 2022
9 min read
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Data Opinion How to Start Using Data to Achieve Equity for Students
Schools are awash with data but rarely do anything with it. One district started out by limiting the tools it uses.
Mackey Pendergrast & Erica Hartman , November 17, 2021
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IT Infrastructure School District Data Systems Are Messed Up. A New Coalition Wants to Help
Organizations representing states and school districts have teamed up with ISTE to help make data systems more user-friendly and secure.
Alyson Klein, June 29, 2021
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Data Gaping Holes in How States Track K-12 Spending
Flawed and outdated data systems frustrate policymakers and budget hawks alike when it comes to tracking and making the case for education funding.
Daarel Burnette II, July 15, 2019
8 min read
IT Management Q&A: How to Bolster Cybersecurity in Your Schools
Melissa Tebbenkamp, the director of instructional technology for the Raytown Quality Schools near Kansas City, says her district's biggest cybersecurity risk is "ourselves." She outlines what it takes to teach educators how to help protect schools and districts against cyberattacks.
Sean Cavanagh, April 30, 2019
6 min read
IT Infrastructure Google Experimenting With New Cloud Storage, Artificial Intelligence Initiative for K-12
Google is working with Washington's Evergreen Public Schools on a new effort that has big implications for the way K-12 districts store and analyze student data.
Benjamin Herold, April 4, 2019
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Privacy & Security 6 Steps for Preventing and Cleaning Up Cyberattacks
Learn about common-sense measures you can put in place to protect your district against a rising mix of cyber threats facing K-12 schools.
Sean Cavanagh, March 19, 2019
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