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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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