Tennessee Department of Education delays launch of COVID-19 dashboard tracking school cases

Officials said that the department faced technical difficulties processing data across a number of school districts.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Education was expected to launch a tool that would help people track cases of COVID-19 in schools, as the school year starts. However, the launch of the tool was delayed after technical difficulties processing data from school districts, officials said.

Now, officials said that they expect full reporting across every district by Sept. 22.

They released a statement about the delay on Tuesday: 

The anticipated launch of the Tennessee Department of Education dashboard tracking COVID-19 cases in schools has been delayed due to technical difficulties with processing data across a number of school districts. TDOE is working to rectify this technical issue with the intent to launch the COVID-19 case tracking dashboard before the end of the week. Full reporting across every district is expected by September

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Hartford delays first day of school due to ransomware virus

Hartford, Conn., public schools postponed the first day of classes Tuesday after a citywide ransomware attack.

The malicious attack infiltrated Hartford Public Schools’ critical systems, and those systems could not be completely restored in time for classes to begin on Tuesday.

“We have been informed by Metro Hartford Information Services (MHIS), our City of Hartford shared services team that manages our network infrastructure, that the ransomware virus caused an outage of critical systems and the restoration of those systems are not complete,” a notice from The Hartford Public Schools Team read.

The notice added that the attack also impacted the city’s system that communicates bus routes to the company that transports Hartford students, which prevented schools’ “ability to operate” on Tuesday.

SCHOOL DISTRICT CUTTING MORE THAN 200 JOBS AFTER REVENUE LOSSES

Classes have been canceled for both in-person and online learning, according to local newspaper The Hartford Courant.

“Everyone at

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