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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.).
 

School Technology Leaders Applaud Senate Approval of Resolution to Restore Net Neutrality

Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking), today issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate approval for a resolution to restore net neutrality:  

“Today’s successful vote was a vote with students, teachers and administrators top of mind. This is the first step in ensuring a level broadband playing field for schools in small, large, rural and urban communities nationwide.

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School Infrastructure Report: Strong Gains in Broadband Connectivity, But Challenges Persist

Majority of school districts today (85 percent) fully meet the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) short-term goal for broadband connectivity of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students. However, recurring costs remain the most significant barrier for schools in their efforts to increase connectivity, CoSN revealed today in its 2017 Annual Infrastructure Survey Report.
 

Connecticut Education Technology Leaders Embrace Strategy for Student Data Protections

The Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology today announced its support for the national Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal – a mark of distinction for school systems that have demonstrated a commitment to protecting student data. Identified as a priority in the Commission’s five-year strategic plan, the TLE Seal and data privacy were in focus today at the Connecticut Education Technology Leaders Association’s (CTETL) annual conference. Nearly 80 school districts from across Connecticut participated in the event.  
 
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