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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.

April 07, 2015

Major FERPA Overhaul Under Consideration in U.S. House

A draft overhaul of FERPA would ban the use of students' educational records for marketing, allow companies to be fined, and expand parental opt-out rights.

April 07, 2015

Guide for Ed-Tech Developers Issued by U.S. Department of Education

Technology should make learning more meaningful and better support teachers, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told developers at the ASU+GSV summit on Tuesday.

March 27, 2015

Ed Tech Moves Into the Spotlight for Education Beat Reporters

Despite fragmented beats and limited time, education reporters are paying increased attention to technology issues in schools, say both outside observers and journalists themselves.

March 23, 2015

Federal Student-Data-Privacy Bill Delayed Following Criticism

A proposed bill that would establish a new baseline for federal involvement in protecting student-data privacy will undergo further revision before being formally introduced.

March 16, 2015

We're Not Ready for Online Tests, Most District Ed-Tech Leaders Say

Assessment readiness is the number-one priority for K-12 ed-tech leaders, but fewer than 30 percent report being ready for new online exams.

March 16, 2015

PARCC, Pearson Take Heat for Scanning Social Media to Protect Test Security

A New Jersey school administrator voiced concerns about the state and a test vendor apparently monitoring a student's social media to look for evidence that standardized test information had been improperly shared.

March 10, 2015

Twitter Dialogue Leads to New Privacy Policy for Popular Ed-Tech Company

Clever has revised its privacy policy to promote greater transparency and more stringent handling of student data during "corporate events" such as mergers.

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.

February 27, 2015

Model 'Terms of Service' for Data Privacy Unveiled by Ed. Department

Federal officials have issued guidance to help districts review the merits of the "terms of service" on privacy issues offered by educational technology vendors.

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