Ariana Fine

Facing an increase in phishing attacks, Campbell County Public Schools in Virginia moved away from a popular practice. To deter hackers, the IT team deleted the email addresses listed on the district website’s staff directory. Read more>>

Daily Journal

The Indian Creek High School Tech Tribe of 10 students is tasked with solving other students' Chromebook issues. Each member of the tech tribe receives credit for an elective class, and one can earn college credit in computer science. These students also work on coding and other computer curriculum when they are not helping their peers and teachers. Read more>>

The 74

A clear and concerning “skill gap” exists today, and it will only worsen with continued improvements in automation, robotics and artificial intelligence, among other technologies. Yet as careers grow ever more diverse, we remain almost singularly devoted to the four-year high school and four-year college preparation model as the pathway to an attractive career. Read more>>

Community Idea Stations

A bill creating a fund to help recruit and retain more computer science college faculty in Virginia cleared its first legislative hurdle. But many say building a tech talent pipeline starts with the K12 education system. The state plans to spend $2.7 million to implement new K12 tech standards next year, and $25 million on tech initiatives over the next two decades. Read more>>

WFXG

Over a dozen high school juniors and seniors from across South Carolina's Aiken County are getting a head start thanks to a new cybersecurity program at Aiken Technical College. By taking six classes in the program, the students are able to earn a cybersecurity certificate, fast-tracking them to entry-level IT jobs or an associate degree in computer technology networking. Read more>>

The Sun

For students at Plattsburgh City schools, new laptops and interactive whiteboards, on bolstered wire and wireless networks, will soon be on the way as part of a nearly $1.6 million award to the district under the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act. Read more>>

KUTV

Gov. Gary Herbert has tasked area tech leaders to create a state strategy to get computer science education into every Utah school, even rural ones. The governor has earmarked $3.9 million of his 2020 budget to achieve this goal. Read more>>

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