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March 26, 2015

Internet Seen as Positive Influence on Education—But Not Morality—in Poll

The Internet's effects on education, economics, and personal relationships are seen as largely positive by people in non-highly industrialized countries.

March 16, 2015

PARCC, Pearson Take Heat for Scanning Social Media to Protect Test Security

A New Jersey school administrator voiced concerns about the state and a test vendor apparently monitoring a student's social media to look for evidence that standardized test information had been improperly shared.

March 10, 2015

Twitter Dialogue Leads to New Privacy Policy for Popular Ed-Tech Company

Clever has revised its privacy policy to promote greater transparency and more stringent handling of student data during "corporate events" such as mergers.

January 22, 2015

'EduCon,' an Ed-Tech Conference Without Vendors, Set to Begin

The EduCon 2.7 gathering opens in Philadelphia this weekend with a focus on how educational technology and progressive pedagogy can be merged in schools.

December 02, 2014

Social Media Threats at School Taken Up by U.S. Supreme Court

The justices take up a case that includes a Facebook reference to shooting up a school. Was it a true threat, or a "therapeutic" vent?

November 13, 2014

Teachers (Still) Behaving Badly on Social Media Sites: #TBT

Even as social media sites like Twitter have become valuable tools for educators, instances of teacher misbehavior similar to those chronicled by Ed Week in 2008 have continued.

October 02, 2014

Cheating Threat on Computerized Tests Not Covered in State Laws, Group Says

State laws have not kept pace with the growth of computerized testing, leaving unaddressed the potential for new types of cheating, according to a new report from ACT.

September 11, 2014

Punish Kids by Taking Away Mobile Devices? A #TBT Look Back to 2010

Devices and apps have evolved since 2010, probably more quickly than parents' strategies for monitoring teens' digital usage and regulating teens' digital access as a form of discipline.

September 04, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Student-Cellphone-Search Lawsuit Still Resonates

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 09, 2014

U.S. Education Department Offers Tips to Districts, States on Social Media Use

Making more effective use of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools remains a challenge for most school districts and state education agencies, a new report says.

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