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October 06, 2015

The Digital Lives of 8th Graders, With CNN's Anderson Cooper

A CNN special examining how 13-year-olds are using social media includes a troubling look at issues such as "social combat."

October 02, 2015

New Guidance on 'Screen Time' Coming From Pediatrics' Group

The American Academy of Pediatrics to date has recommended that young children watch no more than a couple hours of television per day.

October 01, 2015

Wyoming to Consider Privacy Protections for Students' Social Media Accounts

A bill that would protect K-12 students from sharing their social media accounts with school officials made it through a special task force in Wyoming's legislature.

September 02, 2015

Social Media Not a Priority for Classroom Teachers, Survey Finds

Just 13 percent of K-12 teachers today have integrated social media into classroom instruction, finds a poll from the University of Phoenix.

August 13, 2015

Minn. Student's Tweet About Kissing Teacher Leads to Suspension, Lawsuit

Courts have typically upheld students' First Amendment rights on social media, except for instances that cause "substantial disruption" to schools.

August 05, 2015

K-12 Librarians Turn to Tech, but Lack Bandwidth and Money, Survey Finds

School Library Journal's 2015 Technology Survey reveals librarians' increased use of tech tools, as well as the barriers they face in using digital resources.

April 21, 2015

New Research Reveals Teens' Near-Constant Use of Online Sites, Tools

Nearly a quarter of teens are online "almost constantly" and 73 percent of teens own smartphones, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

April 06, 2015

Twitter Chat: Public Schools, Private Schools, and Ed Tech

Three leading educators will discuss what public and private schools can learn from each other when it comes to ed tech during a Twitter chat Tuesday, April 7 from 8 to 9 p.m. ET.

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.

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