Many vendors lack even minimal data-security protections, leaving school and student data vulnerable, according to Common Sense Education.
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December 02, 2016
November 03, 2016
As part of an 8-month investigation of cyber charter schools, Education Week spoke extensively with senior officials from Connections Education, focusing on the company's response to sector-wide challenges with student engagement.
July 22, 2016
A team at Carnegie Mellon University is using brain-activity patterns to better understand the mental processes students use to solve math problems.
June 02, 2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Education is reviewing the operations, finances, and child-accounting practices of the troubled 8,500-student Agora Cyber Charter School.
April 05, 2016
CoSN's "Trusted Learning Environment" seal aims to give parents confidence that schools are going "above and beyond."
April 04, 2016
From ensuring compliance to raising awareness, state boards of education are "major players" on the issue of student data privacy, their membership group contends.
February 17, 2016
Recent details Google provided on its data policies provoked criticism from some privacy advocates, but industry observers say the company's practices are reasonable and sound.
February 12, 2016
The Ed-Fi Alliance and the IMS Global Learning Consortium will agree on a common technical standard for how schools and vendors can share class-rostering information.
January 30, 2016
Proponents of community schools say better tools to facilitate the sharing of student data between schools and community partners can help the model take root.
January 14, 2016
The Democratic Senator from Minnesota called on Google to be more transparent about the data it collects on students and how that information is being used.