Micah Ward is a University Business staff writer. He recently earned his master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Alabama. He spent his time during graduate school working on his master’s thesis. He’s also a self-taught guitarist who loves playing folk-style music.
Just over half of educator preparation programs (EPPs) report that most of their faculty incorporate technology into their training, a new report suggests. As a result, first-time teachers lack the confidence to use edtech in the classroom at a time when the profession can't avoid it.
Throughout the first half of 2023, K12 and higher education institutions experienced 85 ransomware attacks, nearly doubling last year's recording, according to a new analysis from Comparitech. Unfortunately for the education sector as a whole, it's a troubling trend that shows no signs of slowing down, and it's costing schools a fortune in downtime.
During the first six months of 2023, the education sector saw a 179% spike in overall attack volume compared to the first half of 2022. The attacks are seemingly regular as well, with 16.6% of victims reported being targeted at least once a month.
July 1 marked the beginning of the new fiscal year in most states, along with it new laws that will affect K12 and higher education. But for many teachers and students, they may prove themselves disruptive to learning and instruction.
With nearly 1 in 3 high school girls in the U.S. having seriously considered suicide, the surge in adolescents' internal struggles speaks to the need for data-driven, equitable mental health resources on college campuses.