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.
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July 22, 2015
July 20, 2015
The ConnectHome initiative aims to help close the "homework gap" by enlisting corporations to provide affordable Internet to students living in public housing.
July 17, 2015
Public and privately funded web portals are being created to help parents pick a high-quality preschool based on data, rather than just intuition.
July 16, 2015
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.
June 26, 2015
Roughly 18,000 ed-tech enthusiasts will descend on Philadelphia this weekend for the annual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education.
June 23, 2015
After establishing rules to protect "net neutrality," the FCC added a new agency ombudsperson as a resource for consumers.
June 18, 2015
The commission voted 3-2 to invite public comments about restructuring the Lifeline Program to cover more affordable broadband access for low-income families.
June 18, 2015
The Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015 would authorize a new federal grant program for innovative pilot programs that expand Internet access for students beyond schools.
June 17, 2015
A nationally recognized collaboration in Pittsburgh has created a guide for other cities to build cross-sector networks to support hands-on and digital learning.
June 03, 2015
The FCC is pushing to get E-rate funding commitments out faster, a move hailed by schools, libraries, and advocates.