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February 12, 2015

FERPA Update Sought as Part of Federal Student-Data-Privacy Protection Efforts

Modernization of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 was the focus of a U.S. House hearing Wednesday.

February 02, 2015

Virtual Preschool: Yes, That's Now a Real Option

Early childhood experts are questioning the value of a new virtual preschool that offers digital learning materials and online access to teachers.

January 29, 2015

Draft of President Obama's Student-Data-Privacy Bill Raises Questions

A draft of the Obama administration's "Student Digital Privacy and Innovation Act" would prohibit companies from targeting advertising to students and selling data about them, but appears to leave other issues unaddressed.

January 20, 2015

After Initially Holding Out, Google Signs Student-Data-Privacy Pledge

Google, a company that has been criticized for its privacy policies, has signed a pledge to protect students' online information endorsed by President Obama.

November 20, 2014

States Forging Ahead on Educational Data Systems, Report Finds

States have established data systems collecting student education data, but now need to find ways to use that information effectively, a new report finds.

October 10, 2014

Ed. Data-Mining Research Effort Wins Federal Grant, Raises Privacy Questions

The National Science Foundation awarded a $4.8 million grant for the creation of a massive repository for storing, sharing and analyzing digital learning data.

September 30, 2014

'Landmark' Student-Data-Privacy Law Enacted in California

California's new student-data-privacy bill prohibits vendors from selling student information and restricts targeting advertising and the building of student profiles.

September 17, 2014

Student-Data-Privacy News Roundup

The advance of student-data-privacy legislation in California and elsewhere has attracted media attention in recent weeks.

July 30, 2014

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.

July 23, 2014

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.

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