Technology & Communications

Innovations and communications technology driving and delivering advances in education.
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New York state allocates $31.4 million for technology and security upgrades

March 9, 2023
Funding comes from the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act that voters approved in 2014.
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Cyberattack shuts down community college in Massachusetts

March 7, 2023
Northern Essex Community College's campuses have been closed for 5 days, but hope to reopen Wednesday.
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New York City begins effort to track all the technology in its schools

Feb. 21, 2023
The “Central Inventory Project” will log the hundreds of thousands of devices being used in schools and central offices.
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Ransomware attack temporarily closes schools in 2 Michigan counties

Nov. 15, 2022
Schools in Jackson and Hillsdale counties are served by an intermediate district victimized by the cyberattack.
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Ransomware attack exposes records of hundreds of thousands of students and staff in Chicago

May 23, 2022
Chicago district officials say hackers got into the computer server of one of the district's technology vendors.


Download the AS&U 100

Dec. 21, 2023
Download this guide to the 100 largest public school districts and 25 largest postsecondary institutions.

eBook: Smart Steps

Sept. 17, 2020
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Leander (Texas.) district voters reject $739 million in bond requests

Nov. 8, 2021
Only one of three questions in the district's $772 million bond package won approval--a $33.3 million package of technology upgrades.
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Inside: Technology

Oct. 4, 2021
FCC funds boost student internet access; technology privacy concerns
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Implementing Wi-Fi 5, 6, and 7 in Educational Facilities

Oct. 1, 2021
Wi-Fi 6 is poised to become the largest and fastest growing wireless standard in history.
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Stafford (Texas) district opens STEM magnet academy

Sept. 14, 2021
The academy is opening with 200 students in grades three through eight.