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March 15, 2019

Schools Collect Tons of Student Information. Deleting It All Is a Major Challenge

States and districts should create comprehensive data inventories and adopt clear retention and deletion policies, recommends the Center for Democracy & Technology.

February 12, 2019

Trump Calls for New AI Workforce-Development Efforts, But Offers No New Money

A new executive order on artificial intelligence shines a light on the need for education and training. But experts say it's thin on details and mostly silent on the question of funding.

February 07, 2019

Schools Suffered at Least 122 Cybersecurity Incidents Last Year

The incidents led to stolen identities, tax fraud, altered student records, and millions of stolen tax dollars, according to the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center.

January 25, 2019

States Earn Low Grades on Student-Data Privacy Protections From New Report Card

A recent report that analyzes the thoroughness and quality of student-data privacy laws passed in the U.S. may be more misleading than it is illuminating.

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.

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