Martha Crean
September 17, 2021
2020 marked a "record-breaking" year for cyber-attacks against schools and CoSN's 2021 IT leadership surveys found that cybersecurity remains a top concern among chief technology officers across the nation.
Linnette Attai, CoSN Project Director - Data Privacy & Trusted Learning Environment Program
September 14, 2021
Back to school season is in full swing. It’s a time of fresh starts and new beginnings for the entire school district. Of course, past challenges haven’t gone away, but the season serves as a reminder that we can approach old challenges with clear eyes and a new perspective.
Frankie J. Jackson, CETL, NCSP, RTSBA
September 10, 2021
In the business sector, costs and benefits are scrutinized before purchasing occurs. As a result, investment decisions are grounded in verifiable methods with quantifiable variables. But that’s not always the case for EdTech leaders.
Anthony Kingston, CETL Chief Technology Officer Alabaster City Schools (AL)
August 31, 2021
As with most things, the 12th annual ASU+GSV Summit was put on hold with all our worlds being turned upside down by COVID-19. After a year and a half, it was exciting to learn that the conference would happen again and in person. Participant safety, of course, was the priority.
Kevin Perkins, Technology Director, Rockingham County Public Schools (VA)
August 29, 2021
CoSN sat down with Kevin Perkins, Technology Director for TLE Seal recipient Rockingham County Public Schools to learn more about Rockingham’s journey to the TLE and how starting small, but with sustained efforts, can lead to big wins over time.  
Frankie J. Jackson, CETL, NCSP, RTSBA
August 17, 2021
We heard you!  Large districts have unique challenges.  NEW this fall, CoSN has created a new event for the edtech community. The Great Minds Series!
Amy McLaughlin, CoSN Project Director - Cybersecurity
August 13, 2021
In 2020, CoSN partnered with Security Studio (S2) to develop a free, entry-level risk assessment designed explicitly for K12 schools.
Nancy Mangum, CoSN Subject Matter Expert - Digital Equity
August 10, 2021
Some of life's best lessons are learned in the worst of times.  ~Ani DeFranco  
Laura Geringer, CoSN Driving K12 Project Director
August 6, 2021
Collaboration is key when it comes to change that really matters. For the last four years, CoSN assembles an international advisory board of educators, edtech leaders, and changemakers to inform K-12 innovation efforts to support student success.  
Christine Fox, Senior Director of External Relations
August 2, 2021
Martha Crean with Kelly May Vollmar Ed.D
July 30, 2021
Desert Sands Unified School District (CA), is a leader in educational technology, digital equity, and innovation.
Nancy Mangum, CoSN Subject Matter Expert - Digital Equity
July 16, 2021
As we set our sights on the 2021-2022 year, many school districts are focusing on how they will carry forward new digital learning environments.
Heidi J. LaFleche, Consultant to Google
June 30, 2021
The 2020 school year was like no other, proving that no matter the challenges and obstacles, teachers will do whatever it takes to engage their students in learning.
Diane W. Doersch, CoSN Board Member
June 21, 2021
As Chair of CoSN’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and a former Chief Technology and Information Officer, I’ve been thinking about school district student and staff data.
Michael Arensdorff, CETL, Senior Director of Technology, Oak Park Elementary School District 97, Illinois
May 24, 2021
As we approach the end of a school year in which we continued to grapple with the challenges of educating our students during a pandemic, it is a natural time for reflection.
Christine Fox, Senior Director of External Relations
May 12, 2021
For over two decades, CoSN's advocacy efforts have focused on ubiquitous broadband access for K12 students to support equitable educational opportunities.
April 13, 2021
Reliable broadband connectivity like utilities needs to be a requirement and service that is available to each and every student in today’s world.
Rod Russeau, CISSP, CISM, CETL -- Chair, Director, Technology & Information Services at Community High School District 99
October 29, 2020
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month! Pandemic or not, the clock continues to tick, and our need to be vigilant is more significant than ever.
Mark Racine, Chief Information Officer, Boston Public Schools
August 22, 2019
Last year, teachers across the country requested resources for more than 32,000 classroom technology projects through the national non-profit DonorsChoose.org.
Marie Bjerede, CoSN Project Director - Leadership Initiatives
May 16, 2019
As technologies evolve, the number of internet-enabled devices connected to school networks increases exponentially. Many of these devices, however, were not designed with strong cybersecurity protections.
Doug Casey and Melissa Tebbenkamp
June 5, 2018
In the midst of important discussions on data privacy and security taking place across the nation, school leaders can easily forget how and why we adopted the array of applications that support learning and school operations. These systems did not arrive overnight.
January 27, 2016
On January 28, we recognize Data Privacy Day for the benefit of all students and learning environments worldwide.
Beatriz Arnillas, Houston ISD
August 6, 2015
Beatriz Arnillas is the Director of IT - Education Technology at Houston ISD, a CoSN member district, and a member of CoSN's Emerging Technologies Committee.
September 29, 2014
A few years ago, we finally got to the point where most school districts had established policies to replace outdated computers. Then along came the recession, and with it, the refresh cycle that CTOs had fought so hard to create.
April 17, 2014
774 million people worldwide -- more than double the population of the United States -- cannot read and write.  
April 16, 2014
Return on investment and net present value are common concepts used in business to determine how best to invest in techno
October 16, 2013
Districts have a responsibility to demonstrate that they are dependable stewards of the future by protecting the environment-- but boards and communities also require their schools to conserve funding.
September 19, 2013
This week, CoSN released our key preliminary findings from a nationwide survey about broadband and the E-Rate. Nearly 450 K-12 ed tech leaders representing 44 states participated in the survey and overwhelmingly agreed that the E-Rate is in dire need of reform.
Dr. Jim Goodnight
September 11, 2013
Seventeen years ago, a bipartisan group of legislators thrust American classrooms into the 21st century with their successful championing of the E-Rate – an Internet access program that still brings the world to classrooms and libraries across the United States.