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February 06, 2017

New Autopsy of inBloom Re-ignites Old Debates About Sharing Student Data

Three years after inBloom's demise, the ed-tech sector is still struggling to make sense of what went wrong - and how to address persistent data-sharing challenges.

February 01, 2017

Betsy DeVos Used Cherry-Picked Graduation Rates for Cyber Charters

In written responses to a key Democratic senator, the nominee for education secretary used those figures to argue that full-time online charter schools are a valuable option for families.

February 01, 2017

Personalized Learning and the 'Internet of Things:' Q&A

A new center at the University of Southern California brings together education and engineering to research sensors-based networks in the classroom.

January 19, 2017

Mississippi Attorney General Sues Google Over Student-Data Privacy

Mississippi's state attorney general hopes to force Google to be more transparent about how it handles data generated by student users of G Suite for Education.

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

Connections Education: A Defense of Cyber Charters

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

Researchers Target Brain-Scanning Technology to Improve Ed. Software

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

Large Pa. Cyber Charter Under Review for Data Irregularities

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

New Seal of Approval for Districts Protecting Student Data

CoSN's "Trusted Learning Environment" seal aims to give parents confidence that schools are going "above and beyond."

April 04, 2016

State Boards of Ed. Can Help Shape Student Data Privacy Rules, Group Says

From ensuring compliance to raising awareness, state boards of education are "major players" on the issue of student data privacy, their membership group contends.

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