Modernization of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 was the focus of a U.S. House hearing Wednesday.
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February 12, 2015
February 10, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A proposed new federal Student Digital Privacy Act would put new restrictions on how companies use student data, but hurdles abound.
January 08, 2015
The executive director for the State Educational Technology Directors Association has announced his plans to leave that post next month.