UPDATE: Florida Teen Wins World PowerPoint Championship

Tyler Millis, 16, wins the gold medal in the world PowerPoint championship, which was held in California.


Senators Introduce New Federal Data Privacy Legislation

U.S. Senators Edward Markey and Orrin Hatch introduced a bill to update FERPA with stricter restrictions on the use of students' personally identifiable information.


Federal Study Examines Computer-Based Writing for 4th Graders

A federal pilot study found that fourth graders are capable of using a computer to write well enough to be assessed, but did not determine if computer-based tests can effectively measure their abilities.


Florida Teen Battling to Become PowerPoint Champion of the World

Six U.S.-based contestants are among the 123 finalists competing in the 2014 World Microsoft Office Specialist Championship, being held this week in California.


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.


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