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Friday, March 21, 2014

CoSN on Secure Connections

EW TECH TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS: The Consortium for School Networking is releasing guidance today to help school districts build well-designed networks and protect student data privacy. The group is partnering with Comcast, Education Networks of America and Presidio to build on its "Smart Education Networks by Design" initiative [more on that here: http://bit.ly/1eQNcjp] and is teaming up with Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic, Microsoft Corporation and The Association of School Business Officials International to launch its K-12 Privacy Toolkit [http://politico.pro/1iIddas]. “We really have to have a strategy for educating staff and school districts,” CoSN CEO Keith Krueger told Morning Education. “If we can’t earn the confidence of policymakers and parents, it could stop in our tracks the progress that we’re making toward personalized learning.” The new guidance builds on CoSN’s annual conference held this week, which ends March 22.

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