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December 13, 2018

Parkland Commission: Police Should Get Real-Time Access to School Security Cameras

Live, real-time access to school camera systems could improve police response to tragedies. But law-enforcement surveillance in public schools could also have negative consequences.

November 29, 2018

Inspector General Blasts U.S. Ed. Department's Handling of FERPA Complaints

The backlog of student-privacy complaints from parents goes back years, an audit found, and the department lacks basic controls and procedures.

November 28, 2018

Majority of District Leaders Concerned About Cyber Threats, Project Tomorrow Report Finds

According to a new Project Tomorrow/iboss report, 71 percent of district administrators are concerned about the security of their networks.

November 01, 2018

Reorganization of U.S. Ed. Department's Privacy Office to Take Effect in Early 2019

The Office of the Chief Privacy Officer will be dismantled, and a new Privacy Policy Office will be responsible for technical assistance and FERPA enforcement.

October 18, 2018

Stronger Data-Privacy Protections for Students and Teachers Needed, Report Argues

A new toolkit from two advocacy organizations, Parent Coalition for Student Privacy and The Badass Teachers Association, aims to help educators deal with the world of data privacy and education technology.

September 13, 2018

FBI Raises Alarm on Ed Tech and Student Data Privacy, Security

The widespread collection of sensitive information via ed tech, combined with often-weak cybersecurity protections in schools, is leaving students at risk, the FBI warned.

September 12, 2018

Instagram and Teens: What Do You Need to Know?

Instagram released a new guide for parents, but outside experts had different messages on what to know about privacy, identity, and healthy use of the platform.

September 11, 2018

Data-Privacy Questions From Parents That Schools Should Be Ready to Answer

The Future of Privacy Forum outlined seven big privacy questions that parents should ask their children's schools.

June 26, 2018

Teacher's Aide or Surveillance Nightmare? Alexa Hits the Classroom

Some teachers are touting the classroom value of smart speakers and digital voice assistants, but concerns about privacy and instructional value abound.

June 25, 2018

Beyond FERPA: Five Tips For Protecting Student Data

Student privacy experts addressed best practices for working with ed-tech vendors at a panel Monday at the International Society for Technology in Education's annual conference in Chicago.

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