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April 02, 2014

Kansas Suspends State Tests Following Cyber Attacks

Attacks perpetrated by unknown hackers forced Kansas officials to suspend administration of pilot exams meant to prepare schools for the transition to new academic standards.

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.

December 13, 2013

Districts' Use of Cloud Computing Brings Privacy Risks, Study Says

More school districts are relying on cloud-computing services, but they have not put in place safeguards for protecting students' personal information, a study finds.

October 01, 2013

Los Angeles District Responds to iPad Security Breaches

The Los Angeles Unified School District announced new safety measures following reports of missing devices and hacked security systems on student iPads.

September 26, 2013

Cloud Computing Jeopardizes Student Privacy, Report Warns

The growing use of cloud computing by European schools is putting students there at risk of being "tracked and profiled," a new report says.

September 24, 2013

Indiana Students Quickly Outwit School iPad Security

Hundreds of Indiana students circumvented security filters on new district-issued iPads, highlighting a major challenge with device deployments.

September 23, 2013

Cyber Attacks on School Networks Increasing

A recent "denial-of-service" attack on Kentucky's statewide student data-management network highlights how districts are being targeted by hackers.

August 12, 2013

Social Media a 'Frightening' New Threat to Test Security?

Social media and the extended testing windows of multi-state, common-core exams could mean new opportunities to cheat, said an industry expert.

April 18, 2013

FCC Appoints Director of Digital Learning

The FCC announced the appointment of Michael Steffen as Director of Digital Learning, a new digital learning role.

March 13, 2013

Free-Speech Groups Condemn Suspensions Over "Harlem Shake" Video

Several Pennsylvania students were suspended for a what a school labeled a "very graphic and very vulgar" imitation of the Harlem Shake, prompting condemnation from civil rights groups.

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