Schools: The Latest Cyber-Attack Target

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Government agencies, businesses, hospitals and universities have long been targets of data breaches. Now K-12 and even preschools are also at risk, with cyber-attacks aimed at parents’ credit-card numbers, medical data and other sensitive information routinely collected on students and stored on school servers. Schools, unfortunately, make for relatively easy targets. According to a survey… Read more »

Where We Rank in Early-Childhood Education

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At least we’re doing better than Russia. On the other hand, Denmark, Belgium, Israel and a gaggle of other nations are all beating the U.S. in terms of childcare program enrollment. That’s according to a report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which also found that the U.S. spends just 0.4 percent of… Read more »

The One Big Problem with Arming Teachers

The question of whether to arm teachers is back in the news, stirring up a debate that Coloradans know all too well. Yet regardless of how anyone feels about it, the idea poses a big problem for schools: finding an insurance company willing to cover them. It is not, most insurance providers will tell you,… Read more »

Are Schools Following their Own Anti-Bullying Policies?

While hardly far from mind nowadays, the problem of children bullying children received renewed attention when Melania Trump announced she would join the fight against online bullying and harassment as the nation’s next First Lady. “Our culture has gotten too mean and too rough, especially to children and teenagers,” Mrs. Trump said in her announcement…. Read more »

A New Approach to Active Shooters

The latest FBI statistics are dismal, reflecting the highest average of active shooting incidents in the U.S. in a two-year period. According to the FBI, 2014 and 2015 each saw 20 active shooter incidents. That’s more than any two-year average in the past 16 years, and nearly six times as many as the period between… Read more »