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BRUNSWICK, Ohio — As the summer harvest began to wane at the Brunswick Farmers Market, some new ideas cropped up to help the nonprofit Brunswick Area Historical Society in its efforts to raise funds for its nearly completed “old school” building.

With large-crowd fundraisers stymied by COVID-19, and even many of the usual summer activities curtailed this year, fundraising was painfully slow.

That’s when a new vendor at the markets this year, Stacey Asvestas, stepped in to see if she could help.

Once she heard that the historical society needed to raise money for the building that will house 200 years of Brunswick school artifacts, she jumped into action.

Actually, she skated into action.

Asvestas roller-skated around Heritage Farm from her vendor’s spot this summer, so she skated to each of the vendors at the market and asked if they would contribute to an auction. Because the market season was

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JACKSON, MI – With around 35% of students unable to afford or have access to internet service, Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Beal knew he had to do something to help with remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

So, Wi-Fi service is on its way to those students via the district’s school bus fleet, allowing families free internet access to connect their devices to on days they aren’t participating in face-to-face school.

JPS spent $65,000 to outfit its full fleet of 52 buses with Wi-Fi hot spots. It’s deploying 15 of them into Jackson neighborhoods with high concentrations of families that can’t afford internet access.

Beal calls this initial deployment a “proof of concept,” with the idea that JPS might need to use all of its buses if moving entirely to remote learning is required because an entire building is put into quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re doing it

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Here’s our review of the best early school supply deals for teachers & college students for Amazon Prime Day 2020, featuring deals on iPads, Fire HD tablets, MacBooks, Chromebooks, and Microsoft Surface laptops.

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MALAYSIA Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii), an agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industries (MITI), has introduced Prokerja – a website that offers job opportunities as production operators in the automotive and manufacturing sectors to Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) leavers or vocational college graduates.

Prokerja aims to increase the mobility of the nation’s skilled local workforce by optimising youth participation through a more targeted and systematic job matching and placement approach.

MARii chief executive officer Datuk Madani Sahari said jobseekers will be able to gain work opportunities through the Industry-Led Professional Certificate (IPC) programme by registering online on Prokerja.

IPC, he added, is a capacity-building module organised by MARii and designed by industry experts.

The programme began in 2012 and to date, over 33,000 youths have been trained under it.

An objective of the programme is to produce a local workforce that is technologically skilled and able

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It’s not uncommon for households in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, to lose internet for a full day. The last time it happened, back in the spring, Christina Rothermel-Branham connected herself (a professor at Northeastern State University, teaching online) and her son (a kindergartener at Heritage Elementary, learning online) to the hotspot on her phone. Luckily, nobody had a Zoom call scheduled that day; worksheets and YouTube videos proceeded as planned.

Rothermel-Branham’s son is now in first grade. He has multiple Zoom sessions per day and takes online classes through Outschool. She doesn’t know what they’ll do the next time their house loses service. She hopes her phone’s hotspot will be able to handle both of their video calls at once — but she’s worried that it won’t.

Rothermel-Branham’s son is one of the millions of students around the US who are currently taking some (or all) of their classes remotely. That’s been

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Others received higher grades, and according to media reports in Ireland, colleges may need to create space for as many as 1,000 additional students.

According to The Irish Times, the government bypassed the normal tender process in awarding the lucrative contract to the Ottawa software firm, saying there was “insufficient time” to run a full procurement process.

The Irish government employed a provision reserved for cases of “extreme urgency” to award the contract, according to a Department of Education statement.

Polymetrika International Inc. was initially awarded a contract in May valued at 71,500 euros (approximately $110,000 CAD) for 65 days of work, which according to reporting by The Irish Times was for statistical services as a contingency in case final exams were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the Times, the Ottawa company was paid at a rate of 1,100 euros ($800) per day on

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Since COVID-19 first shut down in-person learning, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) has distributed devices and internet for thousands of students. But for months, district officials haven’t be able to answer these questions with certainty:

How many kids actually need the technology? And does it work well enough to meet remote learning demands?

They’re questions central to conducting school online and closing digital access and learning gaps, especially for Seattle, whose schools appear to be staying remote for the foreseeable future.

But after school buildings closed last spring, Seattle and other districts didn’t take complete stock of how many students needed devices and internet, instead relying on student poverty rates and drawing estimates from surveys. As a result, data on technology access for students during the pandemic has been spotty.

About 4,000 of SPS’ over 50,000 students haven’t been engaging regularly with online learning this fall, half of whom the district

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A cybercriminal has published private data belonging to thousands of students following a failed attempt to exhort a ransomware payment from a Nevada school district.

Ransomware is a form of malware that can have a devastating impact on businesses and individuals alike. 

Once a ransomware package has landed and executed on a vulnerable system, files are usually encrypted, access to core systems and networks is revoked, and a landing page is thrown up demanding a payment — usually in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) or Monero (XMR) in return for a decryption key — which may or may not work.   

See also: Ransomware is your biggest problem on the web. This huge change could be the answer

Ransomware operators target organizations across every sector in the hopes that the fear of disrupting core operations will pressure victims into paying up. It may not be a valid legal expense, but for

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Hackers may have gained access to confidential information about current and former staff and students of the fifth largest school district in the United States, according to a statement posted on the district’s website.



a school bus is parked on the side of a road: Hackers compromised confidential information from past and present staff and students of Clark County School District (CCSD), according to a statement posted on the school's website.


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Hackers compromised confidential information from past and present staff and students of Clark County School District (CCSD), according to a statement posted on the school’s website.

The Clark County School District (CCSD) in Las Vegas reopened for in-person learning on August 24. It was attacked by hackers three days later in an incident first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

On the morning of August 27, according to the statement, certain computer systems from CCSD became infected with a virus that prohibited access to certain files. The Wall Street Journal reports that hackers published documents containing Social Security numbers, student grades and other private information from CCSD students and staff after officials refused

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Non-profit organisation Code for Change is offering high school students the opportunity to get experience with front-end web development and coding. 

The free-to-use training platform works using CodeJIKA programme. It has been used in over 250 schools since its launch in 2017. 

“Our goal is to build a vibrant eco-system of student-run coding clubs in secondary schools throughout Africa,” said the company on its website. 

Code for Change has major investment from key partners including Google, HKLM and Adobe which all make offering this key skill feature easier. 

South Africa’s education is attempting to reform to meet new world standards which include students learning to code earlier in their schooling career. 

Currently, many only find out about computer science once they’re at university which is considered quite late to pick up these skills. 

CodeJIKA teaches foundational coding, web development, and computer science skills, specifically with schools and communities that are

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