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September 21, 2015

Parents at Ease With Use of Student Data, But Not for Commercial Purposes

Just 42 percent of parents are at ease with companies that create software, websites, and apps having access to student records, a national poll shows.

August 26, 2015

Are Open Education Resources Ready for Adaptive-Learning Technology?

Ed-tech company Knewton launches a new platform that aims to make "open" educational content adaptive and available directly to students and teachers.

August 05, 2015

'De-Identifying' Student Data: Next Front in the Privacy Wars?

De-identifying student data is often easier said than done, prompting new debate about the best way to protect student privacy without thwarting research and innovation.

July 22, 2015

Scaled-Back FERPA Overhaul Introduced in U.S. House

The Student Privacy Protection Act would update FERPA to ban the use of student information for targeted advertising and allow for fines of up to $1.5 million on educational agencies.

July 16, 2015

(Yet Another) Federal Student-Data-Privacy Bill Introduced

The bipartisan SAFE KIDS Act seeks to protect student data privacy by placing new prohibitions on companies and granting enforcement authority to the Federal Trade Commission.

July 08, 2015

Data Quality Campaign Unveils Resource to Help Define Student Data

A group that advocates for responsible use of data is circulating an infographic meant to define student data and explain how it is used.

June 24, 2015

North Carolina Teacher Quality Tracked in New Dashboard

A new online tool from the University of North Carolina makes data on teacher preparation, recruitment, performance, and retention available to policymakers and the public.

April 09, 2015

Student-Data-Privacy Protections Fall Short, Researchers Contend

Lawmakers and policymakers should expand the scope of student data that is protected and require more of ed-tech vendors, argues a new report from NEPC.

April 07, 2015

Major FERPA Overhaul Under Consideration in U.S. House

A draft overhaul of FERPA would ban the use of students' educational records for marketing, allow companies to be fined, and expand parental opt-out rights.

March 23, 2015

Federal Student-Data-Privacy Bill Delayed Following Criticism

A proposed bill that would establish a new baseline for federal involvement in protecting student-data privacy will undergo further revision before being formally introduced.

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