RIC One Earns Award for Data Protection Efforts|
The Central New York Regional Information Center is part of the RIC One initiative, which is composed of the 12 regional information centers throughout New York State, and that is dedicated to helping districts navigate the complexities of Education Law 2-D and help districts achieve the strongest possible data security. In honor of these efforts, the RIC One was recently awarded the “Exemplary Service & Innovation for Technological ...
Department of Education to Offer FERPA Training|
The U.S. Department of Education’s Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will be offering Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) training to New York on Oct. 11, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. To register please send an email to email@example.com with your name; email and school district.
This training will be available to the first 1,000 registrants, and will be limited to two attendees ...
NIST Issues Big Update to its Cybersecurity Framework|
Image credit: N. Hanacek/NIST
Those who are familiar with the CNYRIC’s Data Privacy and Security Service (DPSS) may also be familiar with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). The original iteration of the framework, which was created in 2014, stretched 108 standards across five core tenets: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, ...
Helping Districts With Ed Law 2-D|
Through its recent communication, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has made it clear that it intends to much more rigorously review school district websites for Education Law 2-D Part 121 compliance. The expectation is that NYSED will begin their analysis at some point during this fall season.
In an attempt to help districts effectively identify and collate this information, the CNYRIC has assembled a template that will ...
NYSED Clarifies Use of Directory Information for Districts|
In the first week of June, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) sent a memorandum to school districts clarifying the use of directory information. As “directory information policy” is a recommended element to include on district websites, it’s important for districts to understand exactly how this inclusion should look. From the correspondence:
"Directory Information is information such as a student’s ...
CNYRIC Hosts Information Session on CBT|
Recently, the CNYRIC's Test Scoring team hosted its first back-in-person Quality Control Session since 2020! This session was geared towards the handling of paper answer sheets, which are slowly becoming a thing of the past as more districts transition to Computer Based Testing.
Over 50 participants were on hand to refresh their knowledge of the handling of answer sheets. Paper answer sheets are still used for English Language ...
Introducing the "DPO Download" Podcast!|
The Central New York Regional Information Center (CNYRIC) is proud to announce that the RIC One Data Privacy and Security statewide group has introduced a new monthly podcast: The “DPO Download”! When it comes to cybersecurity no one goes at it alone, and K-12 organizations need to work collectively to address growing cybersecurity challenges. The DPO Download provides New York State schools’ district data protection officers ...
Understanding Managed Detection and Response|
Anyone who is familiar with the CNYRIC is likely aware of the breadth of services that it offers to help school districts and municipalities better serve their respective communities. However, the organization also keeps an eye out on the horizon, attempting to identify trends in education, cybersecurity, or any other field that might fall under its umbrella, in an attempt to find solutions to problems that may not have arisen yet, but are very ...
Federal Cybersecurity Resources|
The United States Department of Education has put together some resources that can shed some light on cybersecurity/ransomware attacks, as well as the corresponding response. Please click on any of the links below to learn more!
Responding to Ransomware Attacks: Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts files and data on a device, rendering the information unretrievable and unusable to the device owner. If your education ...
A look at the new TempEdit|
The Central New York Regional Information Center (CNYRIC) is proud to announce the newest iteration of its TempEdit web editor! Heavily influenced by user feedback, the CNYRIC’s design team has revamped the TempEdit product to make it even more user-friendly. The new TempEdit features a more organized layout that streamlines the ways in which you complete your most frequently-performed tasks, providing your district ...
Finding Creative Solutions: EDS Helping Districts with Contact Tracing|
Finding Creative Solutions: EDS Helping Districts with Contact Tracing
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted our lives over the past year. Of course, it’s done so in some obvious ways (introducing the need for social distancing and wearing masks in public), but it’s also had an impact in ways that have been less overt.
As schools began to reopen their doors ...
OCM BOCES Website Gets a Redesign|
This week, the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison (OCM) BOCES website received a facelift!
CNYRIC designers helped give the website a redesign that focuses on mobile responsiveness (meaning the webpage fucntions as seamlessly on your mobile device as it does on your PC or laptop). It also features a redesigned news portal that helps place a stronger focus on recent events, and other touches that make navigating the website a much more user-friendly experience. ...
CNYRIC Welcomes New Director Chantal M. Corbin|
OCM BOCES is pleased to announce that Chantal M. Corbin, a 14-year technology coordinator and principal in the Fabius-Pompey Central School District, will become the new director of the Central New York Regional Information Center (CNYRIC) as of Jan. 25.
Corbin will replace CNYRIC Director Pam Mazzaferro, who is retiring Jan. 8.
OCM BOCES District Superintendent ...
From Around the Region: OCM BOCES Innovation Tech Makes Masks for Protection|
Walking into Innovation Tech on the first day of school, students were not only greeted with waves and virtual hugs, but also a hallway filled with tables of masks in a variety of colors, sizes and patterns. Working together, the staff at Innovation Tech had sewn 537 masks for students to keep, allowing each student to take five masks to use throughout the week.
The idea for making masks came from Facilitator Martha FitzPartrick. ...
OCM BOCES: Class of 2020 Graduations|
Over the past several weeks, Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES held a slew of drive-thru graduations across it's various campuses.
Head over to the OCM BOCES website to check the slideshow/videos from the various graduation ceremonies held throughout the region!
The CNYRIC has been compiling useful resources pertaining to the COVID-19 crisis. By clicking here , you'll be taken to a portal containing information about the Charter Communications free broadband offer , as well as resources pertaining to online learning and and teaching with video .
You'll also find a link to the New York State Regional Information Centers (RIC ONE) Education Pandemic Planning page.
From Around the Region: Cortland High School Hosts Special Awareness Day Event|
Source: Original article posted on the Cortland Enlarged City School District Website
Cortland HS had in the past celebrated P.S. I Love You Day - and this was something that Claire and Bridget thought aligned with their goal of raising awareness for mental health.
The mission of P.S. I Love You Day is to bring awareness to the importance of mental health and decrease bullying. The organization ...
Meet Our Featured Teacher: Matthew Starke|
" Liverpool’s STEM program allows students to develop skills and investigate opportunities in a technology career path. When students enter Matthew’s classroom, they're given a hand-on educational opportunity, one which encourages them to tap into their creativity and expand their ideas. "