David Couch, chief information officer for the Kentucky Department of Education, discusses student data privacy, the biggest threats to his state's system and cutting down on the information that school districts collect.
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“It’s been happening everywhere. I've always kind of felt like eventually it was going to happen here, too.”
Whether it’s in high schools or vocational training, “we’ve got to find a better pipeline, and the federal government needs to be part of that partnership,” said National League of Cities president Mark Stodola.
Consumer advocates see it as a sign that the Trump administration has deprioritized scrutiny of predatory college lending.
The National League of Cities has been working with six in particular to improve access to skills training and postsecondary education like their economies depend on it—because they do.
The state has launched a multi-pronged initiative aimed at reducing cybersecurity risks.
As younger generations become more racially diverse, many states are allocating fewer tax dollars to public colleges and universities.
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Today school districts in parts of 22 states use a four-day week, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Massachusetts, Maine, and others want to police companies that collect loan payments. The Department of Education says they can't.
West Sacramento Mayor Chris Cabaldon is an evangelist for the idea that mayors can build a “cradle-to-career approach, but all of it outside of the classroom.”
“There’s going to need to be more resources down the road,” according to West Palm Beach, Florida Police Chief Sarah Mooney.
The era of gouged school finances and interstate “teacher poaching” continues.
The winning initiatives leverage high-speed internet along with everything from virtual reality to GIS to better local education and workforce opportunities.
“There are tons of populations that don’t have access, who can’t get to the library, can’t get the internet. Bookmobiles and outreach services are key to serving those people.”
The city's finances face pressure from public employee pensions and added public school costs are on the horizon.
Many of the young people who showed up for the March for Our Lives rally in Washington D.C. were concerned not just about mass shootings, but the kind of gun violence that draws fewer headlines.
It’s highly likely that whatever Apple announces will be focused on education.
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