CoSN Launches New Academy for Early Career K-12 EdTech Leaders

CoSN today launched the Early Career K-12 CTO Academy – a program to help new chief technology officers enhance their leadership skills.  
Designed for education technology directors with fewer than four years of experience, the first-of-its-kind program will provide new career CTOs with practical strategies to use in their school systems and carry throughout their professional careers. The program is developed in collaboration with DellEMC.

Student Data Privacy Seal Awarded to Houston-based Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

CoSN today awarded the national Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal to Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in Houston, TX. The district, which is the third school system in Texas to receive the Seal, earned the distinction for demonstrating a commitment to protecting student data through modern, rigorous policies and practices.

Empowered Superintendents Advisory Panel

Thank you to the following school system leaders for their support:
  • Dr. Peter Aiken, Superintendent, Manheim Central SD (PA)
  • Dr. Jeanne Barker, Superintendent, Lenoir City Schools (TN)
  • Dr. Mark Bedell, Superintendent, Kansas City Public Schools (MO)
  • Dr. Mark Benigni, Superintendent, Meriden Public Schools (CT)
  • Mr. Tim Broadrick, Superintendent-Director, Shawsheen Valley Technical High School District (MA)

New CoSN Briefs Untangle the K-12 Online Tracking and Privacy Knot

CoSN today issued two member exclusive briefs, including a publicly available summary, on the fundamentals of privacy and online tracking for school technology leaders.

The first report details the use of online cookies and tracking technologies and explains the implications for school privacy. The second brief outlines Google Analytics – the widely used free service that measures and captures website and app activity.

Global Leadership

This fall, we were traveled to Finland and Norway where we had the privilege of meeting local officials, educators, and students to see how they manage technology in schools. 
See what we were up to on our journey by reading our blog with contributions from all delegates. 
Read the report, Systems Built on Trust, which reveals key lessons learned for US educators.