August 2015 Archives

An interest group has launched an effort meant to help parents protect student data that could be released through schools' "directory" information.


The common-core testing consortium has arranged an independent evaluation of the open-source platform, which has come under scrutiny recently.


Delaware jumps on the student-data privacy bandwagon with a new law that holds vendors accountable for keeping student information private.


Ed-tech company Knewton launches a new platform that aims to make "open" educational content adaptive and available directly to students and teachers.


Measured Progress agreed to cut its fees by $789,000 and provide $510,000 worth of support for Nevada's implementation of science standards.


Amplify's massive, open, online AP computer science course, which is used by individual students and entire schools, will be rebranded as Edhesive.


The website tes.com joins a growing number of online resources that allow educators to share the content they create, either for free or at a price.


The Edcamp Foundation, which supports "un-conferences" of teachers that serve as alternatives to traditional professional development, will receive $2 million from the Gates Foundation.


Courts have typically upheld students' First Amendment rights on social media, except for instances that cause "substantial disruption" to schools.


A new partnership between Univision and Common Sense Media aims to help Hispanic households access broadband service and information on safe Internet usage.


School Library Journal's 2015 Technology Survey reveals librarians' increased use of tech tools, as well as the barriers they face in using digital resources.


De-identifying student data is often easier said than done, prompting new debate about the best way to protect student privacy without thwarting research and innovation.


Educators in New York City would be able to buy e-books for their schools via an Amazon "storefront," pending approval of a $30 million contract.


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