Malicious actors are targeting K-12 schools with a strong increase in ransomware attacks and other cyber threats, according to a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory released December 10 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC).

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In a push to help students and faculty feel safer in their classrooms, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is looking to help K-12 schools make data-driven decisions on how to use current and evolving security procedures and technologies to improve school security – primarily against active assailants.

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a dramatic uptick in distance and hybrid learning, which exacerbated the digital learning divide. However, new research has found that the digital learning equity gap has returned to pre-pandemic levels.

As with most schools, St. Patrick Academy had to pivot to remote learning this spring. Since then, the small catholic high school in Providence, R.I., has overhauled its classroom technology to improve the hybrid learning experience for students in the classroom and at home.

The Austin Independent School District (AISD) announced that it is rolling out a new personalized learning platform to its approximately 70,000 students at 83 elementary schools and 17 high schools. The platform that will be deployed at the school district engages in both in-person, hybrid, and distance learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whether they are meeting in-person or virtually, the COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way schools operate. For North DeSoto Lower Elementary School in Stonewall, La., the pandemic forced them to change the way they do school pickup.

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