The United States K-12 sector saw a three percent increase in cybersecurity maturity from 2021 to 2022 with schools generally performing well in identity management and access control, awareness and training, and business environment.
The University of Florida (UF) is collaborating with 11 school districts across the Sunshine State to pilot a K-12 artificial intelligence (AI) education program this fall, according to a UF news release from Sept. 22.
Five months after launching the K-12 Digital Mapping Program, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced over 1,000 schools and 85 school divisions have committed to using Collaborative Response Graphics (CRGs) technology as digital mapping tools to better aid first responders in the event of an emergency.
Days before this legislative session ends, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that will require K-12 school districts to report cyberattacks that impact over 500 students.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) called on all employees, students, and families to reset their passwords after a ransomware attack occurred on the school district’s information technology (IT) systems over Labor Day weekend, according to a September 6 news release.
Leyden High School District 212 – in Cook County, Illinois – is installing new solar panels at each campus that will teach STEM students firsthand about solar photovoltaic technology, allowing them to track live data from each panel.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has announced the launch of a new app aimed at helping students and families experiencing homelessness to connect with local services and resources.
The number of ransomware attacks on both K-12 and higher education institutions increased in 2021, according to a new report from Sophos, a global cybersecurity leader.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced more than $127.6 million in broadband grants for local jurisdictions, Internet Service Providers, and community organizations, as well as education-specific grants that will expand infrastructure and provide wireless devices and equipment to Maryland’s K-12 students.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced over $266 million in two new funding rounds through the Emergency Connectivity Funding (ECF) program to help close the “homework gap” for students that don’t have access to reliable broadband service and devices.