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July 30, 2014

Senators Introduce New Federal Data Privacy Legislation

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.

July 25, 2014

Federal Data-Privacy Guidelines Urge Better Communication With Parents

New guidance from the U.S. Education Department focuses on transparency, but some advocates want new policies and more accountability.

July 23, 2014

Parent Groups Call for Congressional Data-Privacy Hearings

A new coalition of parents and activists is pressing Congress to better protect students' sensitive educational information.

July 14, 2014

Khan Academy To Be Subject of Ed. Department Evaluation

The U.S. Department of Education has launched a $3 million evaluation of Khan Academy in community college math classes.

July 11, 2014

FCC Approves E-Rate Modernization Along Partisan Lines

The FCC on Friday approved some of the biggest structural changes to the E-rate in the federal program's 18-year history.

July 10, 2014

E-Rate Modernization Proposal the Focus of Last-Minute Lobbying

Rural school advocates have questioned whether they will lose money as part of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to change the E-rate, which the commission will consider on July 11.

July 03, 2014

FCC Chairman Lays Out Vision for E-Rate, Net Neutrality for Schools

In an interview with Education Week, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler vows to defend schools' access to a free and open Internet.

July 02, 2014

Ed-Tech Companies Concerned About FCC Net Neutrality Proposal

The prospect of an Internet "slow lane" for ed-tech companies that don't "pay to play" raises four areas of concern for these organizations.

June 25, 2014

Federal Lawmakers Probe Contracts, Laws on Student Data Privacy

Congressional lawmakers examined the adequacy of federal, state, and school district policies on student-data privacy at hearing on Wednesday.

June 18, 2014

Schools' Deadline to Access ConnectED Corporate Donations Fast Approaching

Deadlines are looming for schools that want to take advantage of the $2 billion in corporate donations through President Obama's ConnectED initiative.

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