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August 28, 2015

Student-Data-Privacy Legislation Signed in Delaware Latest in Trend Among States

Delaware jumps on the student-data privacy bandwagon with a new law that holds vendors accountable for keeping student information private.

August 13, 2015

Minn. Student's Tweet About Kissing Teacher Leads to Suspension, Lawsuit

Courts have typically upheld students' First Amendment rights on social media, except for instances that cause "substantial disruption" to schools.

June 24, 2015

North Carolina Teacher Quality Tracked in New Dashboard

A new online tool from the University of North Carolina makes data on teacher preparation, recruitment, performance, and retention available to policymakers and the public.

June 01, 2015

Washington State Passes Bill Strengthening Computer Science Education

The Washington state legislature overwhelmingly passed a bill to improve computer science education.

May 29, 2015

Blended Learning Gets Tentative Boost in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia district authorized $10 million in spending on approved blended-learning software, but skeptics worry about the lack of an instructional vision and comprehensive plan.

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

Common Sense Media Launches $20M Education Advocacy Effort

Common Sense Media announced the launch of a $20 million national education-advocacy effort that the organization's CEO says is meant to make it an "AARP for kids" in terms of its reach.

April 29, 2015

New Digital Learning Report Card Describes Promising Practices for States

States are making significant progress in digital education efforts, with over 400 digital learning policies implemented in 2014, new ExcelinEd report finds.

April 23, 2015

States Expanding Mandates for Students to Take Computer Science

Fourteen states are now mandating that computer science classes be counted towards high school graduation requirements, a new report from Education Commission of the States finds.

April 09, 2015

Student-Data-Privacy Protections Fall Short, Researchers Contend

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.

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