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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 29, 2018

Ivanka Trump, Apple's Tim Cook Push STEM, Computer Science Education

But a visit to an Idaho school district by Ivanka Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook to tout STEM initiatives prompted a small protest about the overuse of technology.

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.

June 20, 2018

DeVos-Supported 'Brain-Performance' Company Loses Appeal Over Misleading Advertising

Neurocore agreed to stop making unsupported claims and end some user testimonials after losing its appeal before an ad-industry regulatory group.

April 04, 2018

Students' Home Internet, Computer Access: 10 Numbers to Know

Home access to digital resources is widespread, but inequities persist based on race, income, family education level, and geography, concludes a report from the U.S. Department of Education.

December 06, 2017

Rethinking High School (and Accountability, Choice, and Philanthropy): Russlynn Ali of XQ Institute

Personalized and competency-based learning will be key to remaking high schools, XQ Institute CEO Russlynn Ali told a gathering of education reporters.

August 22, 2017

DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims

Education Secretary invested up to $5.5 million in a company that an advertising-industry self-regulatory group found to be making unsubstantiated medical claims.

May 24, 2017

Are Trump's Proposed Cuts to Title IV Really a 'Body Blow' to K-12 Ed-Tech?

After authorizing $1.6 billion that districts could use for technology, Congress appropriated one-fourth that amount. President Trump now wants to eliminate the funds altogether.

January 24, 2017

DeVos-Backed Company Makes Questionable Claims on Autism, ADHD

The nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education is a major investor in Neurocore, a company that claims "proven and long-lasting" benefits for children with autism and ADHD despite limited scientific evidence.

May 04, 2016

Zuckerberg, Chan Tap James Shelton to Lead Huge Education Giving Effort

Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education James Shelton will direct Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's multi-billion dollar commitment to personalized learning and schools in underserved communities.

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