Changes to the new Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act have won over some educator groups, but raised concerns from the ed-tech industry.
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April 29, 2015
April 28, 2015
A revamped federal student-data-privacy bill would cover more student information, allow fewer uses of that data, and impose new requirements on ed-tech vendors.
April 20, 2015
Although it's just a first step, bipartisan support for the "I-TECH" amendment by the Senate Education Committee is seen as positive by ed-tech advocates.
April 09, 2015
Lawmakers and policymakers should expand the scope of student data that is protected and require more of ed-tech vendors, argues a new report from NEPC.
April 07, 2015
A draft overhaul of FERPA would ban the use of students' educational records for marketing, allow companies to be fined, and expand parental opt-out rights.
April 07, 2015
Technology should make learning more meaningful and better support teachers, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told developers at the ASU+GSV summit on Tuesday.
March 23, 2015
A proposed bill that would establish a new baseline for federal involvement in protecting student-data privacy will undergo further revision before being formally introduced.
March 10, 2015
More than 30 groups representing school officials and educational data-use proponents have signed on to new principles related to student data.
March 03, 2015
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
Federal officials have issued guidance to help districts review the merits of the "terms of service" on privacy issues offered by educational technology vendors.