The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) seeks comment on the Emergency Connectivity Fund for education connections and devices to address the homework gap during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the state has shifted to distanced and hybrid learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Jersey Department of Education announced it has closed the K-12 digital divide by using roughly $60 million in Federal funding.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced K-12 students to move to distance and hybrid learning, which has placed a bright spotlight on the need for modern Federal regulation to protect children, and their data, online.
The Florida Department of Education selected a new school security partner to help the department demonstrate compliance with Alyssa’s Law, a new school safety law that goes into effect for the 2021-2022 school year.
A new report from the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center found that there was a surge in cyberattacks against K-12 schools and that changes in education modalities due to the pandemic are largely to blame.
New York State announced it has approved $59.9 million for school technology upgrades statewide. The funding will go to 78 Smart Schools Investment Plans, which were approved by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Job satisfaction among K-12 school employees has plummeted during the coronavirus pandemic due to increased stress, challenges with hybrid and distance learning, concerns over safety, and financial worries.
The University of Phoenix is looking to combat the nationwide teacher shortage – while still maintaining safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic – by taking student teaching virtual.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and CYBER.ORG have partnered on a series of cyber safety videos targeted at K-12 students and teachers.
In recognition of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on education, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has established the Student Recovery Advisory Council of Michigan.