Hartford, Miami cyberattacks highlight need for vigilance as districts reopen

Dive Brief: Connecticut’s Hartford Public Schools this week announced it would delay the start of school, scheduled for Sept. 8, due to a ransomware attack that “caused an outage of critical systems,” including one that communicates transportation routes to the district’s school bus company. Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez told NBC News she does not believe the attack compromised […]

1:1 programs ‘on steroids’ bring challenges for school districts

The Austin Independent School District in Texas spent three years on a 1:1 initiative to get tech devices into the hands of every student in grades 8-12. But on March 13, when the coronavirus pandemic forced its schools to shift from in-person classes to remote...