Federal Data-Privacy Guidelines Urge Better Communication With Parents

New guidance from the U.S. Education Department focuses on transparency, but some advocates want new policies and more accountability.


Fort Worth School District Audit Finds 2.7 Million in Wasteful Tech Spending

The audit sheds light on the need for schools to be cautious when purchasing new technology, and diligent when monitoring its usage.


Parent Groups Call for Congressional Data-Privacy Hearings

A new coalition of parents and activists is pressing Congress to better protect students' sensitive educational information.


Libraries Play Vital Role in Community Technology Access, Survey Finds

The American Library Association's 2014 Digital Inclusion Survey finds overall improvements in library connectivity, technology, and programming nationwide.


Teacher Designs App to Help Colleagues 'CYA' During Evaluations

A new app developed by a Pennsylvania teacher lets educators catalog and store classroom evidence that their work is meeting new evaluation standards.


Digital Game Developers to Get Free Help Tracking Student Learning

GlassLab will provide free assessment and learning analytics technology to five digital learning game developers, the nonprofit told Ed Week.


Maryland District Approves Big Chromebook Adoption

The Montgomery County Public Schools will purchase 40,000 digital devices for students for the coming school year.


Khan Academy To Be Subject of Ed. Department Evaluation

The U.S. Department of Education has launched a $3 million evaluation of Khan Academy in community college math classes.


California District Makes Major Purchase of New Tablets Designed for Schools

Manteca Unified School District will deploy 23,000 tablet devices, specially designed for use in K-12 education, this fall as part of a 1-to-1 computing initiative.


FCC Approves E-Rate Modernization Along Partisan Lines

The FCC on Friday approved some of the biggest structural changes to the E-rate in the federal program's 18-year history.


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