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PYSA Ransomware Targets Education Institutions: FBI

Educational institutions are concerned about security after the increase in cyberattacks. These institutions became more vulnerable to ransomware operators after the transition to remote education, globally. Recently, the FBI’s Cyber Division issued an alert warning about an uptick in cyberattacks against higher education institutions and K-12 schools, delivering the PYSA ransomware. Also known as Mespinoza, the PYSA ransomware is...

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The case for integrating teacher preparation into K–12 schools

One well-known philosophy for improving teaching in K–12 schools is to define clear and rigorous standards for teacher licensure and teacher preparation programs—and then hold teachers and programs to those standards. Our research on the theory of modularity and interdependence, however, suggests that this approach is not likely to succeed until we develop a stronger understanding of and a greater consensus around what constitutes...