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January 23, 2019

Educators and Artificial Intelligence: "Err on the Side of Caution," Says RAND Researcher

AI-powered tools may augment teachers, a new RAND report argues--but only if big concerns around bias and transparency are first addressed.

January 08, 2019

School Connectivity, Access to Devices Continue to Rise, Survey Finds

Districts are increasingly confident in their networks' ability to support one or even two digital devices for every student, according to a new survey of school technology leaders.

December 20, 2018

Education Week's Biggest K-12 Technology Stories of 2018

From cybersecurity to school safety, privacy to personalized learning, and social media to media literacy, here are 10 of the biggest stories on the ed-tech beat in 2018.

December 18, 2018

Trump School Safety Commission: Time to Update FERPA

Schools should share more student information with law enforcement in order to protect students during emergencies, according to a federal school safety commission.

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.

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