A proposed new federal Student Digital Privacy Act would put new restrictions on how companies use student data, but hurdles abound.
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January 12, 2015
January 09, 2015
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
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
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 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
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
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.
October 08, 2014
Companies now have a voluntary pledge for privacy practices they can sign as K-12 service providers, but some privacy advocates say it doesn't go far enough.
September 30, 2014
California's new student-data-privacy bill prohibits vendors from selling student information and restricts targeting advertising and the building of student profiles.
September 17, 2014
The advance of student-data-privacy legislation in California and elsewhere has attracted media attention in recent weeks.