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.
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December 20, 2018
November 29, 2018
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
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
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
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.
April 18, 2017
Results from an unscientific survey by the Electronic Frontier Foundation suggest parents and students are worried about surveillance in schools.
April 11, 2017
A RAND Corporation report on how to mitigate bias in public-policy tools driven by artificial intelligence has implications for K-12 schools.
February 06, 2017
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
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
A new center at the University of Southern California brings together education and engineering to research sensors-based networks in the classroom.