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.
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July 30, 2014
July 23, 2014
A new coalition of parents and activists is pressing Congress to better protect students' sensitive educational information.
June 30, 2014
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
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
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'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
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
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
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.
April 21, 2014
Controversial student-data-management company inBloom announced it will "wind down" its operations after losing its last large partner, New York state.