While technology in the K-12 classroom is nothing new, COVID-19 has heightened the role it plays in education. New research from the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) found the vast majority of parents support the use of education technology, but also have serious concerns.

Up to 1.7 million K-12 students in Oregon and Washington are getting access to Verizon’s Distance Learning Program. Today Verizon announced that it has signed an agreement with the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to provide reliable and affordable Internet access for up to 1.7 million students across Oregon and Washington.

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The Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) had a rough start to the new school year. In the first three days of the fall semester, M-DCPS was the target of various cyberattacks designed to cause disruptions in Internet service, impeding teaching and learning. In partnership with the Miami-Dade Schools Police Department (M-DSPD), FBI, the Secret Service, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the cybercriminal was identified and arrested.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that she is dedicating $65 million in Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars to Michigan K-12 school districts and higher education institutions to fund, among other matters, the technology needed to engage in remote or hybrid learning.

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