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.
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October 08, 2014
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.
September 12, 2014
Seattle-based nonprofit Code.org announced new free online learning resources to teach students computer science and provide teachers with professional development.
September 04, 2014
A 2009 lawsuit filed by the ACLU highlighted a still-evolving legal issue: When can school administrators search students' cellphones and social media accounts?
July 30, 2014
U.S. Senators Edward Markey and Orrin Hatch introduced a bill to update FERPA with stricter restrictions on the use of students' personally identifiable information.
July 25, 2014
New guidance from the U.S. Education Department focuses on transparency, but some advocates want new policies and more accountability.
July 23, 2014
A new coalition of parents and activists is pressing Congress to better protect students' sensitive educational information.
July 07, 2014
The Consortium for School Networking released new recommendations to help district leaders protect student data privacy.
June 25, 2014
Congressional lawmakers examined the adequacy of federal, state, and school district policies on student-data privacy at hearing on Wednesday.