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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.

February 17, 2016

Google Acknowledges Data Mining Student Users Outside Apps for Education

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

K-12 Interoperability Groups Announce Collaboration on Ed. Data Sharing

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

Can Technology Help Community Schools Go To Scale?

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

Google Questioned on Student Data Privacy By U.S. Senator Franken

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.

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