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August 31, 2020

Complaints Over Offensive Content Lead Schools to Drop Online Learning Provider

Acellus Learning Accelerator, used by 6,000 schools nationwide, is under fire for lessons that parents and educators have decried as racist, sexist, and age-inappropriate.

May 29, 2020

Schools Find Creative Ways to Update Contact Info for Missing Students

To do a better job tracking students whereabouts, some schools now plan to request contact information updates more regularly and offer tutorials for parents to make updates virtually.

July 09, 2019

Civil Rights Groups Sound Alarm Over Florida School-Safety Database

Citing Education Week's reporting, the ACLU and nearly three dozen other groups asked Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis to immediately halt construction of the new statewide database, scheduled to be operational Aug. 1.

June 23, 2019

One More Thing for Educators to Do: Teach Parents About Proper Use of Technology

Schools have to do more than just teach kids to use technology. They have to make sure parents understand what's going on in their students digital lives, too.

January 17, 2019

Can Text Messages Home Help Build Vocabulary? Q&A With Temple University Researchers

A new effort shows promising signs that carefully crafted text messages to family members can help young children learn new vocabulary words they are seeing in the classroom.

December 18, 2018

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Names Sandra Liu Huang as Head of Education

Sandra Liu Huang was previously CZI's head of product and technology, a role in which she oversaw the ed-tech team's partnership with the Summit Learning Program.

September 12, 2018

Instagram and Teens: What Do You Need to Know?

Instagram released a new guide for parents, but outside experts had different messages on what to know about privacy, identity, and healthy use of the platform.

September 11, 2018

Data-Privacy Questions From Parents That Schools Should Be Ready to Answer

The Future of Privacy Forum outlined seven big privacy questions that parents should ask their children's schools.

September 10, 2018

Teen Social Media Use Is Skyrocketing. But Don't Panic, New Research Says

Seventy percent of teens use social media more than once a day, but they say it makes them feel less lonely and more confident, according to a new survey from Common Sense Media.

August 10, 2018

Bad Teaching for Preschoolers? There Are Lots of Apps for That

Poor feedback, ineffective guidance and instructions, and lack of adaptivity are some of the key shortcomings identified by researchers in a study of 171 popular mobile learning apps for 3-5 year olds.

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