Rural Virginia School District Awarded National Distinction for Student Data Privacy Practices

CoSN today awarded the Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal to Rockingham County Public Schools (RCPS). The TLE Seal is a prestigious national distinction that school districts earn for demonstrating a…
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The Learning First Alliance (LFA), selects Keith R. Krueger, CAE, CEO of CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) as chair of its Board of Directors for the 2021-22 term, which begins July 1

The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of leading education associations representing more than 10 million parents, educators and policymakers, has elected Keith R. Krueger, CAE, CEO of CoSN (the…
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I’ve been thinking about… Data Systems and Our LGBTQ+ Students, Parents and Staff

As Chair of CoSN’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and a former Chief Technology and Information Officer, I’ve been thinking about school district student and staff data. In particular, how…
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Cybersecurity Remains EdTech Leaders’ No. 1 Priority in 2021 –Focus on Digital Equity and Access Grows

 CoSN today released its 2021 EdTech Leadership Survey Report, which includes IT leadership and infrastructure findings to give school districts and policymakers a holistic understanding of the K-12 IT landscape.…
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Using Data to Inform Practice

As we approach the end of a school year in which we continued to grapple with the challenges of educating our students during a pandemic, it is a natural time…
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CoSN Applauds the Unanimous, Bipartisan Approval of the $7 Billion Program to Address Homework Gap

For over two decades, CoSN’s advocacy efforts have focused on ubiquitous broadband access for K12 students to support equitable educational opportunities. Most recently, CoSN has advocated for emergency federal funding…
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EdTech Community Continues Conversation on 2021 Policy Priorities with FCC and Department of Education

More than 80 education technology leaders from 37 states yesterday returned virtually for meetings in Washington, D.C. with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Education (ED) policymakers to discuss…
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Student Connectivity — There is no one-size-fits all approach!

Reliable broadband connectivity like utilities needs to be a requirement and service that is available to each and every student in today’s world. Addressing the value of quality, broadband connectivity…
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CoSN, SETDA, SECA, All4Ed, SHLB and CGCS Submit E-Rate Cybersecurity Cost Estimate to FCC

CoSN, SETDA, SECA, All4Ed, SHLB and CGCS today submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) an estimate outlining the cost to provide much-needed cybersecurity protections to U.S. K-12 school districts…
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Tips on Cybersecurity Awareness & Training

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month! Pandemic or not, the clock continues to tick, and our need to be vigilant is more significant than ever. Numerous cybersecurity and information security…
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