Model 'Terms of Service' for Data Privacy Unveiled by Ed. Department

Federal officials have issued guidance to help districts review the merits of the "terms of service" on privacy issues offered by educational technology vendors.


Arkansas Gov. Directs High Schools Offer Computer Science Classes

Arkansas schools will be required to offer computer-science classes in the 2015-16 academic year, under a new law.


Digital Game Found to Boost Students' Ability to Argue

Playing Mars Generation One: Argubot Academy can improve students' argumentation skills, according to a new study from ETS and GlassLab.


Mobile Devices for Schools Generating 'Huge Momentum,' Analysts Say

Futuresource Consulting projects that half of students and teachers in the U.S. will have access to their own personal computer in school by 2015-16.


Google Bringing 'Scratch' Computer Programming to Boys & Girls Clubs

Google, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, AmeriCorps VISTA, and others will bring an after-school computer coding program to more than 100,000 students.


L.A. Schools Can't Afford Computers for All Students, Superintendent Says

The Los Angeles Unified district doesn't have the money to continue with plans to provide all students with a computer, superintendent Ramon Cortines said.


Tiny Raspberry Pi Computer Hits Big Sales Milestone

The group that created the credit-card-sized computers used to teach coding announced that it has sold more than 5 million units.


Digital 'Slavery Simulation' Game for Schools Draws Ire, Praise

An award-winning digital role-playing game about U.S. slavery has provoked a backlash from critics who say that genocide cannot be appropriately simulated or gamified in the classroom.


STEM Gender Gap in K-12 Evolving, Data Show

The gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics may be starting to turn, according to new 2009 data from the National Center for Education Statistics.


Idaho Schools' Connectivity in Limbo After Judge Voids State Broadband Contract

A judge Wednesday reaffirmed his November ruling that the state's $60 million broadband contract had been awarded illegally.


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