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May 30, 2019

District's Plan to Use Facial Recognition Tech for Safety Raises Big Privacy Concerns

The New York State Education Department has put the brakes on a school district's planned trial run of new facial recognition software aimed at improving school safety.

April 07, 2019

Twitter Chat April 9 to Focus on CTO Needs Around Cybersecurity

Tune in to the #edCTOchat on April 9 at 2 p.m. ET for more information about how to fend off K-12 cybersecurity threats and how to handle attacks when they come.

April 04, 2019

Google Experimenting With New Cloud Storage, Artificial Intelligence Initiative for K-12

Google is working with Washington's Evergreen Public Schools on a new effort that has big implications for the way K-12 districts store and analyze student data.

March 15, 2019

Schools Collect Tons of Student Information. Deleting It All Is a Major Challenge

States and districts should create comprehensive data inventories and adopt clear retention and deletion policies, recommends the Center for Democracy & Technology.

February 12, 2019

Trump Calls for New AI Workforce-Development Efforts, But Offers No New Money

A new executive order on artificial intelligence shines a light on the need for education and training. But experts say it's thin on details and mostly silent on the question of funding.

February 07, 2019

Schools Suffered at Least 122 Cybersecurity Incidents Last Year

The incidents led to stolen identities, tax fraud, altered student records, and millions of stolen tax dollars, according to the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center.

January 25, 2019

States Earn Low Grades on Student-Data Privacy Protections From New Report Card

A recent report that analyzes the thoroughness and quality of student-data privacy laws passed in the U.S. may be more misleading than it is illuminating.

January 23, 2019

Educators and Artificial Intelligence: "Err on the Side of Caution," Says RAND Researcher

AI-powered tools may augment teachers, a new RAND report argues--but only if big concerns around bias and transparency are first addressed.

January 08, 2019

School Connectivity, Access to Devices Continue to Rise, Survey Finds

Districts are increasingly confident in their networks' ability to support one or even two digital devices for every student, according to a new survey of school technology leaders.

December 20, 2018

Education Week's Biggest K-12 Technology Stories of 2018

From cybersecurity to school safety, privacy to personalized learning, and social media to media literacy, here are 10 of the biggest stories on the ed-tech beat in 2018.

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