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March 03, 2015

'Innovative' Principals Gather at U.S. Education Department

Eleven "highly innovative" principals told U.S. Education Department officials about leadership, dealing with state tests, and their efforts to go to scale.

February 27, 2015

Model 'Terms of Service' for Data Privacy Unveiled by Ed. Department

Federal officials have issued guidance to help districts review the merits of the "terms of service" on privacy issues offered by educational technology vendors.

February 12, 2015

FERPA Update Sought as Part of Federal Student-Data-Privacy Protection Efforts

Modernization of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 was the focus of a U.S. House hearing Wednesday.

February 10, 2015

'Future Ready' Ed-Tech Summits for District Leaders Set to Begin

The U.S. Department of Education is kicking off a series of "Regional Future Ready Summits" to help school district leaders develop digital learning plans.

February 05, 2015

Federal Student-Data-Privacy Legislation to Be Introduced in U.S. House

Jared Polis, a Democrat, and Luke Messer, a Republican, are working with the White House to introduce student-data-privacy legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

February 03, 2015

Obama Budget Calls for Reviving Federal Ed-Tech Program

President Obama's budget calls for restoring the Enhancing Education Through Technology program and giving states money to support "model districts" at the local level.

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.

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