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July 17, 2015

Helping Parents Find the Right Preschool, Via Better Web Tools

Public and privately funded web portals are being created to help parents pick a high-quality preschool based on data, rather than just intuition.

June 08, 2015

Personalized Learning: More Teacher, Less Algorithm?

Many in the ed-tech sector believe algorithms are key to customizing education, but the most compelling examples of personalized learning are driven by teacher-student relationships.

May 26, 2015

Can Technology Get Kids to Play Outside?

A new startup company aims to use technology to enable, rather than replace, nature-based education for young children.

May 01, 2015

Parents' Guide to Student Data-Privacy Policy Released by Advocacy Group

Future of Privacy Forum released a new guide to help parents better understand current student-data-privacy laws and their rights when it comes to their child's education information.

April 29, 2015

Messer-Polis Data-Privacy Bill Endorsed by Educator Groups; Industry Wary

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.

April 28, 2015

New Federal Student-Data-Privacy Bill Targets Loopholes

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

iPads, E-Readers, and Early Literacy: Emerging Research From AERA

Four pending studies presented at AERA offer surprising findings and a nuanced look at the use of iPads and e-readers with young children.

April 15, 2015

Previewing the 2015 AERA Conference, in Plain English

A preview of the jargon-filled annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, written at a 5th-grade reading level.

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 02, 2015

Virtual Preschool: Yes, That's Now a Real Option

Early childhood experts are questioning the value of a new virtual preschool that offers digital learning materials and online access to teachers.

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