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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.

June 30, 2014

Survey Reveals Worries About Schools' Readiness for Online Testing

The use of technology, including "bring-your-own-device" programs, is increasingly common in K-12 schools, but significant needs remain, according to the Software & Information Industry Association.

June 18, 2014

Lack of Integration, Ability to Get Data a Problem in School Software, Report Says

School leaders lament a lack of product integration and an inability to extract data from educational software, according to a new report from the Clayton Christensen Institute.

June 10, 2014

New EdWeek Special Report Examines the Changing Ed-Tech Marketplace

A new special report, Navigating the Ed-Tech Marketplace, looks at the evolution of the multibillion dollar K-12 ed-tech landscape, and the pressures facing school leaders and vendors.

May 29, 2014

Nevada Dad Told It Will Cost $10K to See School Data State Collects on His Children

Nevada's state longitudinal data system does not contain readable records for individual children, state officials said, raising new questions in the educational-data debate.

May 23, 2014

Proposed Sale of Student Data Prompts FTC Intervention

The Federal Trade Commission wants to protect 20 million private student records that are considered "assets" in ConnectEDU's proposed bankruptcy sale.

May 14, 2014

Vendors Tout Single Sign-On Technology to Schools Awash in Software

As schools use more educational software in the classroom, vendors are offering technology that attempts to streamline the student log-in process and eliminate wasted instructional time.

April 30, 2014

Google Halts Scanning of Student Gmail Accounts

In an announcement that drew widespread attention on Wednesday, Google said it will no longer scan students' Gmail accounts as part of Google Apps for Education.

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