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January 29, 2015

Draft of President Obama's Student-Data-Privacy Bill Raises Questions

A draft of the Obama administration's "Student Digital Privacy and Innovation Act" would prohibit companies from targeting advertising to students and selling data about them, but appears to leave other issues unaddressed.

January 26, 2015

E-Rate Filing Window Open, New Resources Available After Big Changes

New resources are available to help schools and libraries file for E-rate support following a year of historic changes to the program.

January 21, 2015

Student-Data Privacy, Net Neutrality Make Cameos in State of the Union Address

The education technology community must continue waiting for details on the new federal Student Digital Privacy Act proposed by President Obama earlier this month.

January 14, 2015

President Obama's Student-Data-Privacy Proposal Gets Wary Industry Reaction

Some ed-tech companies are voicing concerns that the president's data-privacy blueprint could derail innovation in the digital space by creating unnecessary layers of regulation.

January 12, 2015

Obama Calls For Stronger Protections on Student-Data Privacy

A proposed new federal Student Digital Privacy Act would put new restrictions on how companies use student data, but hurdles abound.

January 08, 2015

Doug Levin, Voice on Ed Tech, Leaving State Advocacy Organization

The executive director for the State Educational Technology Directors Association has announced his plans to leave that post next month.

December 26, 2014

Student Data Privacy in 2014: Revelations, Legislation, Controversy

Google scanning student emails, inBloom collapsing, and the California legislature passing a major data-privacy measure were among the top data-privacy stories of 2014.

December 18, 2014

Obama's Ed-Tech Promises in 2008: #TBT, and a Look Ahead

In December 2008, President-elect Barack Obama vowed to improve broadband and technology access for U.S. schoolchildren, among other ed-tech priorities.

December 11, 2014

Apprentice Programs in High-Tech Fields Get $100M Boost From Dept. of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor will award 25 grants totaling $100 million to public-private partnerships that develop registered apprenticeship programs.

November 17, 2014

E-Rate Funding Would Get Major Boost Under FCC Chair's Plan

The overall funding cap for the E-rate would rise from $2.4 billion to $3.9 billion a year, under a plan put forward by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

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