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October 08, 2019

How to Help Educational Technologies Talk to Each Other

The Consortium for School Networking has launched a toolkit to help school districts improve their ability for systems and applications to easily share content.

April 26, 2019

Districts Often Out of Touch with Teachers' Biggest Tech Needs, Survey Finds

A recent report from Common Sense Media reveals that teachers don't feel they have the right tech for their classrooms.

April 06, 2019

Tech Venture Philanthropies and Public Education: Q&A With USC Professor Patricia Burch

Groups like the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Michael & Susan Dell Foundation are pushing a 'technocratic' approach to school reform that could change the way we think about public-school governance, says USC professor Patricia Burch.

March 15, 2019

Schools Collect Tons of Student Information. Deleting It All Is a Major Challenge

States and districts should create comprehensive data inventories and adopt clear retention and deletion policies, recommends the Center for Democracy & Technology.

February 14, 2019

Teachers Can Access Student Information. It's Just Not Very Useful, RAND Survey Says

Eighty-eight percent of teachers reported having access to student data, but the information rarely presented a cumulative portrait of students' abilities and experiences.

December 20, 2018

Education Week's Biggest K-12 Technology Stories of 2018

From cybersecurity to school safety, privacy to personalized learning, and social media to media literacy, here are 10 of the biggest stories on the ed-tech beat in 2018.

November 29, 2018

Inspector General Blasts U.S. Ed. Department's Handling of FERPA Complaints

The backlog of student-privacy complaints from parents goes back years, an audit found, and the department lacks basic controls and procedures.

November 29, 2017

U.S. House Hearing on Algorithms & Big Data: 5 Takeaways for Schools

Massive data collection and algorithmic bias are big concerns with no easy answers, experts told the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday.

June 30, 2017

Maryland Dad Wants June 30 to Be "National Student Data Deletion Day"

Schools should automatically delete a wide range of "superfluous" student information at the end of each school year, says digital-privacy lawyer Bradley Shear.

May 16, 2017

Popular Ed-Tech Platform Edmodo Hacked, Faulted for Ad-Tracking

Motherboard reported that millions of Edmodo user records were for sale on the dark web. The company has removed code that tracked student and teacher activity.

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