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January 21, 2015

Student-Data Privacy, Net Neutrality Make Cameos in State of the Union Address

The education technology community must continue waiting for details on the new federal Student Digital Privacy Act proposed by President Obama earlier this month.

January 14, 2015

President Obama's Student-Data-Privacy Proposal Gets Wary Industry Reaction

Some ed-tech companies are voicing concerns that the president's data-privacy blueprint could derail innovation in the digital space by creating unnecessary layers of regulation.

January 13, 2015

Popular Language-Instruction App Duolingo Targets Schools

Duolingo, which uses digital games to teach languages, hopes to translate its consumer success into dominance of the K-12 education market.

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 09, 2015

Pearson, Minnesota Dept. of Ed. Sort Through Testing Breakdowns

During recent practice tests, students across Minnesota were unable to access Pearson's online testing portal due to an incompatibility with Apple's Safari browser.

January 08, 2015

Confronting Ed Tech's 'Monsters': Q&A With Blogger Audrey Watters

Hack Education founder Audrey Watters takes on ClassDojo, Khan Academy, Knewton, B.F. Skinner, and the ed-tech sector's lack of historical awareness in a self-published new book.

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 22, 2014

President Obama's Ed-Tech Record: Sizing Up Its Impact

President Barack Obama touted the benefits of educational technology often last year, but how much influence has he actually had on moving digital learning forward?

November 05, 2014

Personalized Instruction Pays Dividends for Charters, Study Finds

Charter schools using personalized learning boosted students' math and reading achievement more than schools using traditional educational techniques with students, a new study found.

October 10, 2014

Ed. Data-Mining Research Effort Wins Federal Grant, Raises Privacy Questions

The National Science Foundation awarded a $4.8 million grant for the creation of a massive repository for storing, sharing and analyzing digital learning data.

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