Leadership

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.

Prioritizing the Privacy Work for the Technology-Enabled School District

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. Rather, over the course of years, school leaders began to leverage software that helps scale personalized learning, provide engaging learning experiences, and run the “business” side of districts (e.g., scheduling, transportation, etc.).
 

Rural Draft

CoSN has partnered with Team4Tech, a leading nonprofit organization that brings technology volunteers and solutions to advance the quality of education in underserved areas. Together, they are working with 1 – 2 rural school districts per year to advance their technology infrastructure and teacher capacity while developing best practices and case studies to support rural school districts nationwide.  


 

Oklahoma Expands CoSN’s Local Reach in the United States

CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) today announced the addition of Oklahoma as the organization’s newest state chapter. This grows CoSN’s reach to 30 states nationwide.
 
The Oklahoma Council of Educational Technology Leaders (OCETL) Chapter will help create and cultivate engaging and innovative educational environments.
 

Small and Large School Systems Recognized for Commitment to Student Data Privacy

 CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) today announced two new recipients of the national Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal: Virginia’s Loudoun County Public Schools and Alabama’s Satsuma City Schools. Both schools were awarded the Seal for committing to rigorous practices and policies to protect student data.
 

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