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March 20, 2014

District Officials Sort Through Complicated Privacy Landscape

At an ed-tech gathering in the nation's capital, school district officials discuss the challenges of addressing parents' privacy concerns.

February 25, 2014

U.S. Education Department Issues Guidance on Student Data Privacy

New federal guidance focuses on making sense of federal laws and implementing best practices to better protect students' data privacy.

February 19, 2014

FCC Outlines Plan to Protect 'Net Neutrality'

In response to a court ruling, the Federal Communications Commission said it will put forward rules to protect an open Internet.

February 05, 2014

FCC Chairman Vows to Build a Better E-Rate Program

In a speech to technology advocates, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined plans for improving the E-rate program and putting greater emphasis on high-speed broadband.

February 05, 2014

Corporations Promise to Offer Devices, Discounts as Part of Obama School Technology Plan

Microsoft, Apple, Sprint, Autodesk and other companies say they will offer $750 million in devices and discounts in support of the Obama administration's plan to expand students' technology access.

February 04, 2014

Telecom, Tech Companies Enlisted in Plan to Expand Schools' Tech Access

At an event Tuesday, President Obama will announce commitments from Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and other companies to provide students and families with free wireless access and other services.

February 03, 2014

FCC to Boost Broadband Funding for K-12, Libraries

A new federal plan will call for the portion of E-rate money devoted to improving schools' and libraries' broadband to rise by $1 billion annually.

January 30, 2014

About That Broadband "Downpayment" Announced By the President...

CEOs have lined up to call for E-rate reforms, and some companies are pledging to provide funds to support increased broadband access.

January 22, 2014

Americans Worried, Uninformed About Student Data Privacy, Survey Finds

The nonprofit group Common Sense Media found overwhelming bipartisan support for proposals geared towards safeguarding children's personal information.

January 15, 2014

Apple Settles Complaint Over Children's Apps for $32.5 Million

Apple agrees to pay a fee to settle a federal complaint that it did not warn parents about charges associated with apps for children.

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