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December 7th, 2022

Protecting your schools as cyberattacks rise

By Helen Patton, Chief Information Security Officer, Security Business Group, Cisco
No industry is immune to the cybersecurity threats--schools must protect student data and maintain critical services The number of cyberattacks only continue to grow. Virtually every business you can think of has been hit--cybercriminals have targeted the pipelines we rely on for oil and gas; the hospitals we turn to in times of need, even the social media companies where...

December 6th, 2022

K-12 cybersecurity vendors: Is the threat already in your house?

By Brad White, Senior Marketing Communications Professional, ENA
Here are three ways you can better ensure your K-12 vendor selection leads to increased results rather than decreased cybersecurity K-12 vendors are key components in all aspects of K-12 education. From operational needs such as attendance and payroll to learning applications for reading, science, and mathematics, vendors ensure school districts operate as efficiently and effectively as possible....

December 5th, 2022

3 ways to bring teacher PD into the 21st century

By Darren Reed, Head of K12 Professional Development, Stride, Inc.
A 30-year veteran educator reflects on the changing education landscape, and how teacher PD can better serve today’s teachers When I started teaching in the early 90s, I was an eager and very green third grade teacher ready to change the world, one class at a time. My colleagues and I worked hard to build a learning community that met the needs of...

December 2nd, 2022

6 key elements to build a successful coaching program

By Jason DeRoner, CEO and Co-Founder of TeachBoost
When a coaching program is done right, it works to help support teachers and students, and build stronger districts. A successful coaching program can have an extraordinarily positive impact on teachers, students, and schools. A recent national survey of educators showed that most districts agree — 75 percent see the connection between coaching, teacher growth, and student achievement....

December 2nd, 2022

Teaching ‘stranger danger’ should extend to the virtual world

By Les Ottolenghi, Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Technology Officer, Stride, Inc.
It’s becoming increasingly more urgent for us to protect our students from stranger danger and online threats they face in virtual worlds. It’s becoming increasingly more urgent for us to protect our students from the constant threats they face online. Teaching them how to navigate these threats must include four vital strategies....

November 25th, 2022

The ups and downs of girls in STEM

By Erin Werra, Content Writer & Strategist, Skyward’s Advancing K12 blog
With intentional efforts focused on eliminating barriers to STEM education, teachers can support girls as they pursue STEM studies In the US, the workforce is pretty evenly split between men and women, but in STEM fields men make up 73 percent of the workforce to women’s 27 percent. Why?...

November 23rd, 2022

Using data insight platforms to improve SEL strategies

By Dr. Delonna Darsow, Product Champion, Sourcewell Technology
An SEL platform that tracks the delivery of SEL interventions and brings them together with other data into one whole-child view is valuable. Although structured social-emotional learning (SEL) has been around since the mid-90s, schools’ focus on SEL has skyrocketed following the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on education....

November 21st, 2022

Schools can do better than retaining struggling readers

By Paul Black, Ed.S., NCSP, School Psychologist & Lead Education Specialist, Reading Horizons
helping struggling readers Grade retention is ineffective and expensive, but 17 states and Washington, D.C. mandate it (and at least 12 more states allow it) for students who are not reading proficiently by grade 3. The best way to stop grade retention, whether you live in a...

November 18th, 2022

Ransomware attackers head back to school

By Rob Cataldo, Managing Director, North America, Kaspersky
Ransomware gangs have become very effective at going after vulnerable targets, and schools have countless pieces of critical information that must be protected Just when we thought the painful trend of ransomware attacks on public schools might be waning, news arrived of a massive incident. Over Labor Day weekend, the country’s largest school district, Los Angeles Unified, experienced a ransomware attack. The district serves 600,000 students and...

November 16th, 2022

Give teachers ownership to make computer science a success

By Dr. Whitney Dove, Senior Director of Curriculum and Content, Codelicious
To ensure a smooth transition to teaching computer science, education leaders will need to empower teachers during the change Well-intended computer science initiatives are often met with reluctance and resistance before they even get off the ground. Teachers may see the new initiative as "just another thing" on their plate or may feel ill-prepared to tackle an entirely new discipline....

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