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EdScoop: SCHOOL DISTRICT CYBERATTACKS – Phil Emer tells EdScoop TV about his efforts to modernize school business systems and his concerns about the E-rate process and cybersecurity.

At the Friday Institute — the education research and innovation center housed on North Carolina State University’s campus — Phil Emer has his hands full with a massive, six-year project to modernize school business systems, including finance, payroll, HR, reporting and licensure.

“There’s a lot of impact in exciting the school districts about moving … to more modern, data-driven, business-process-driven systems,” Emer, the director of technology planning and policy for the institute, tells EdScoop TV. “There’s definitely a good bit of excitement if not a bit of trepidation as well.” View the video and read more at EdScoop.