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How cyberattacks can threaten colleges and universities
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JamesJalaPayneo
From 2019 to 2020, ransomware attacks against universities jumped by 100%, according to BlueVoyant. 1Attackers also started demanding larger sums of money from colleges as the average cost of a ransomware attack in 2020 was $447,000. 1An attack against Monroe College in July 2019 seemed to be one of the first "big game" hunts, with the attackers demanding 170 Bitcoin (around $2 million at the time). 1
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Case Study: Learnings from the Design of an Online-Education Platform
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James
Once we had documented the users' goals and painpoints and had benchmarked the Web site of Leverage Edu against those of its competitors, it became very clear that this competitive space was extremely crowded. 1
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Jake Tapper Calls Out Biden Admin Over Reopening Schools
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AngelaPerea
To briefly recap: CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said this week that "vaccinations of teachers is not a prerequisite for safely reopening schools," only for Psaki to later say that she was just speaking in her "personal capacity." 1
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Which is what the health community has been saying for months and months now. 1It's inexplicable. 1What's going on?" 1
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A civil rights hero lacked a historical marker. Then a class of Virginia fourth-graders spoke up.
For years, Maura Keaney has sent fourth-graders on a scavenger hunt into the past, asking students to traverse Virginia with their families in search of historical markers.
CUNY expanding mental health services, offering crisis text line for students | amNewYork
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Vaughan school moves to remote-only learning despite only having one confirmed COVID-19 case
TORONTO -- A Vaughan elementary school will move to remote-only instruction for this week and next week after nearly a quarter of its teachers were ordered to self-isolate following a positive COVID-19 case at the school.
Debate heats up over teaching ethnic studies in Santa Clara County - San Jose Spotlight
Santa Clara County's landmark resolution supporting ethnic studies is being challenged by some who claim it is un-American, prompting supporters to launch a petition to save the school board's efforts to bring race-related education to classrooms.
Former Mass. high school head football coach says his firing was a violation of free speech
BOSTON (AP) - A former Massachusetts high school head football coach has filed a federal lawsuit against three school administrators claiming that his termination was a violation of his First Amendment rights after he expressed concerns about the suitability of "coursework on politics, race, gender equality, and diversity" for seventh graders.
Family of Georgia Teen Who Died After Basketball Drills Sues School Officials
Imani Bell, 16, collapsed while running up stadium steps in "extreme heat," according to a complaint filed on Wednesday.
Inside a Battle Over Race, Class and Power at Smith College
A student said she was racially profiled while eating in a college dorm. An investigation found no evidence of bias. But the incident will not fade away.