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January 12, 2015

Obama Calls For Stronger Protections on Student-Data Privacy

A proposed new federal Student Digital Privacy Act would put new restrictions on how companies use student data, but hurdles abound.

January 08, 2015

Amplify and Guilford County, N.C., Rebounding From Device Mishaps: #TBT

One year after temporarily pulling the plug on its 1-to-1 computing initiative in the wake of high breakage rates and product defects, a North Carolina district is up and running with Amplify tablets.

January 07, 2015

Ed-Tech Purchasing Defined by 'Pervasive Culture of Can't,' Says Report

The Center on Reinventing Public Education says districts need to clear away bureaucratic barriers and "imagined restrictions" in procurement.

December 26, 2014

Student Data Privacy in 2014: Revelations, Legislation, Controversy

Google scanning student emails, inBloom collapsing, and the California legislature passing a major data-privacy measure were among the top data-privacy stories of 2014.

December 16, 2014

Houston District Leaders' Interoperability Push Sparks Big Reaction

A recent Education Week story about the push for digital-content interoperability standards in K-12 prompted an outpouring of reaction from readers who believe it's an issue to watch in 2015.

December 10, 2014

FCC to Vote on Big Funding Increase for E-Rate Program

The FCC will consider a proposal Thursday to raise E-rate funding from $2.4 billion to $3.9 billion a year.

December 03, 2014

FBI Investigation Leaves L.A. iPad Initiative in Further Disarray

LAUSD officials originally planned for all 900-plus city schools to receive iPads by the end of 2014, but the latest setback means just 79 schools will have devices this school year.

December 01, 2014

E-Learning on Snow Days in Pennsylvania, Kentucky Raises Concerns

Poor Internet connectivity in rural areas and the potential loss of federal funds have some worried about new e-learning plans in Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

November 24, 2014

Chromebooks for New York City Schools Gain Stamp of Approval

The 1.2 million-student district has added the Chromebook to its list of approved computing devices, reflecting the laptop's growing popularity.

November 20, 2014

States Forging Ahead on Educational Data Systems, Report Finds

States have established data systems collecting student education data, but now need to find ways to use that information effectively, a new report finds.

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