K-12 Resources

K-12 Data Privacy: Who Can You Trust?

During the last six years we have seen amazing growth in education technology use and leveraging of innovation across industries to help us reach students in different ways, enhance their learning, and monitor and track their progress. Unfortunately, with the proliferation of technology comes data leakage and the risk of losing student data. With K-12 […]

GG4L Acquires EdCuration, a K-12 Instructional Resources Marketplace

GG4L takes the first step to innovate the way schools evaluate, procure and deploy SaaS solutions  Alameda, CA – November 14, 2023 – Today Global Grid for Learning (GG4L), the company that provides School Passport, a secure data exchange platform for educational organizations, announces the acquisition of EdCuration, the marketplace for K12 instructional materials. Denver-based […]

What Is Grade Sync and Why Do K-12 Schools Need It?

Grade Sync is a data exchange solution that enables teachers to seamlessly transfer grades from the Learning Management System (LMS) or edtech solution they are using to the school’s Student Information System (SIS). Without grade sync, educators would be forced to manually transfer grades from the edtech platform to the school’s main repository for grades, […]

Why Secure by Design Is Crucial for Schools

Technology plays an increasingly vital role in our educational system. From interactive learning platforms to internet-connected devices, schools have embraced the benefits of technology to enhance teaching and learning experiences. However, this reliance on technology has also introduced significant cybersecurity challenges. The need for a robust and proactive approach to security is clear, which is […]

Better Career Development for School IT Leaders Is Imperative

With K-12 schools being the fastest-growing target for cybercriminals, better career development for school IT leaders is crucial. These tireless professionals are on the frontline every day, monitoring and analyzing threats to personally identifiable information (PII) and other risks that threaten students and staff. Building stronger cybersecurity skills is good not only for school IT […]

What’s the Difference Between Cybersecurity and Data Privacy?

Cybersecurity and data privacy are related but distinct concepts that focus on different aspects of protecting information and systems. Here’s a breakdown of the key differences between them: Focus and Scope Cybersecurity: Cybersecurity primarily focuses on protecting computer systems, networks, and digital assets from unauthorized access, attacks, and damage. It encompasses a wide range of […]

8 Reasons Why School IT Leaders Are Monitoring PII

Monitoring PII (Personally Identifiable Information) in K-12 schools is a crucial responsibility that often falls to the IT leaders within the district. PII includes sensitive information such as names, addresses, social security numbers, and more. Monitoring PII helps protect the privacy of students, their families, and staff members. Unauthorized access or misuse of this information […]

GG4L Announces Commitment to Growing Global Cybersecurity Success during Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023

Now in its 20th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023 is highlighting the growing importance of cybersecurity in our daily lives and encouraging individuals and businesses to take important cybersecurity steps to stay safe online.   ALAMEDA, CA – October 02, 2023 — GG4L today announced its commitment to cybersecurity education by participating in the 20th […]

Why Do School IT Leaders Need to Improve their Cybersecurity Skills?

School IT leaders are charged with enormous responsibility for maintaining data privacy and delivering strong cybersecurity measures for their schools. Even if school IT leaders have external managed security partners who provide some of the support, they are still making many of the decisions about how to implement measures that protect PII. Cybersecurity Threats Against […]

The Plentiful Pitfalls of Personally Identifiable Data

It is hard to overstate the gravity of personally identifiable information as it relates to any and all student and minor populations. By definition, personally identifiable information (PII) is a clear and present danger to every school and every district. We can look at the current data governance, what is planned, and which organizations are […]

SchoolDay Wellbeing Protects PII with School Passport

SchoolDay Wellbeing, a subsidiary of GG4L, is a Helsinki-based edtech company whose efforts to improve social and emotional learning in schools have been recognized worldwide. In order to provide effective insights to the schools that use SchoolDay, they deliver highly customized reports to the teachers, administrators, and districts in which trends regarding the social and […]

White House K-12 Cybersecurity Summit Urges School Leaders to Take Swift Action

Even large school districts with extensive IT budgets and prolific measures in place are not always capable of preventing a cybersecurity attack from occurring. All it takes is one person on one computer to click a link or download a file to create havoc. That’s why it’s so important to prioritize employee awareness training, strong […]

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