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January 19, 2017

For Ed-Tech Company Newsela, 'Fake News' a Big Challenge - and Opportunity

A renewed focus on media literacy may be a a silver lining to the scourge of fake news, said Newsela CEO Matthew Gross in an extended Q&A.

January 05, 2017

Robotic 'Infant Simulators' Actually Promote Teen Pregnancy, Study Finds

A widely used simulation technology in schools appears to have backfired.

December 15, 2016

FCC Chair to Step Down; Championed E-Rate Reform, Net Neutrality

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who led a reform of the E-rate program and promoted "net neutrality," will step down on Jan. 20.

December 02, 2016

Encryption Sorely Lacking in Ed-Tech Products, Survey Finds

Many vendors lack even minimal data-security protections, leaving school and student data vulnerable, according to Common Sense Education.

November 03, 2016

California Attorney General Advises Companies on Student-Data Privacy

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris issued recommendations, but no new requirements, for ed-tech companies on how to better secure sensitive student information.

September 15, 2016

E-Rate Requests for High-Speed Internet Connections Keep Growing

School and library requests for federal support for many high-speed Internet connections more than doubled since 2015, according to a new analysis by Funds for Learning.

August 24, 2016

Parent Advocacy Group Warns of Ed-Tech 'Threats'

Parents Across America describes the ed-tech explosion as a dangerous and unproven component of the "corporate reform" agenda.

August 16, 2016

CliffsNotes Goes Digital, Personalized...For Some Products

The popular yellow-cover study-guide series is offering a personalized, digital subscription service for its test-prep materials, but not its better-known literature-review guides.

July 01, 2016

Former Ind. Official Accused of Ethics Violations in Ed-Tech Job Move

The Indiana GOP wants a former state education official investigated after he left the government to work for N2N Services, an ed-tech subcontractor that had received $573,000 from the state.

June 30, 2016

Mark Edwards, Former Superintendent of the Year, Moves to Discovery Education

Mark Edwards, the 2013 Superintendent of the Year for the U.S., is leaving the top post in the Moooresville, N.C., district after nine years to take a senior executive role in Discovery Education.

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