Just 42 percent of parents are at ease with companies that create software, websites, and apps having access to student records, a national poll shows.
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September 21, 2015
August 31, 2015
An interest group has launched an effort meant to help parents protect student data that could be released through schools' "directory" information.
August 28, 2015
Delaware jumps on the student-data privacy bandwagon with a new law that holds vendors accountable for keeping student information private.
August 26, 2015
Ed-tech company Knewton launches a new platform that aims to make "open" educational content adaptive and available directly to students and teachers.
August 05, 2015
De-identifying student data is often easier said than done, prompting new debate about the best way to protect student privacy without thwarting research and innovation.
July 22, 2015
The Student Privacy Protection Act would update FERPA to ban the use of student information for targeted advertising and allow for fines of up to $1.5 million on educational agencies.
July 17, 2015
Microsoft is ending support for its Server 2003 operating system, which could pose security and other risks to districts that haven't upgraded.
July 16, 2015
The bipartisan SAFE KIDS Act seeks to protect student data privacy by placing new prohibitions on companies and granting enforcement authority to the Federal Trade Commission.
July 08, 2015
A group that advocates for responsible use of data is circulating an infographic meant to define student data and explain how it is used.
June 18, 2015
The California Virtual Academies are the subject of a series of complaints focused on their data-privacy protections, academic quality, attendance and truancy policies, and a host of other issues.