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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.

March 31, 2015

Idaho's Failed Implementation of Pearson LMS Blasted in Report

A new state report uncovers serious functionality and management issues in implementing Pearson's learning management system, Schoolnet, in Idaho.

March 23, 2015

Idaho Broadband Fiasco Leads to State Official's Resignation

In the wake of a judge's ruling that voided the state's contract with broadband providers, Idaho Department of Administration Director Teresa Luna resigns.

March 10, 2015

New Principles Aim to Guide Use, Protection of Student Data

More than 30 groups representing school officials and educational data-use proponents have signed on to new principles related to student data.

March 09, 2015

Idaho Legislature Passes Short-Term Fix for Broadband Issue

Idaho lawmakers allocated new money for school broadband access, ensuring districts have continued Internet access following a court ruling last year which voided the statewide broadband contract.

March 04, 2015

New Report Alleges Shortcomings in California Virtual Education Program

A new report questions the academic performance and financial accountability of the California Virtual Academies, though the online provider and its parent company dispute the findings.

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