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June 22, 2015

How Education Policy Waves Shape Ed-Tech Products

The buyer's needs in education are often shaped by the policy context of the education system. That means products are shaped by those policies too.

December 26, 2014

Student Data Privacy in 2014: Revelations, Legislation, Controversy

Google scanning student emails, inBloom collapsing, and the California legislature passing a major data-privacy measure were among the top data-privacy stories of 2014.

October 10, 2014

Ed. Data-Mining Research Effort Wins Federal Grant, Raises Privacy Questions

The National Science Foundation awarded a $4.8 million grant for the creation of a massive repository for storing, sharing and analyzing digital learning data.

October 07, 2014

Student-Privacy Pledge for Ed-Tech Providers Draws Praise, Criticism

Companies now have a voluntary pledge for privacy practices they can sign as K-12 service providers, but some privacy advocates say it doesn't go far enough.

July 23, 2014

Parent Groups Call for Congressional Data-Privacy Hearings

A new coalition of parents and activists is pressing Congress to better protect students' sensitive educational information.

April 21, 2014

InBloom CEO Recounts Uphill Fight to Win Over the Public on Data, Privacy

Appearing at a major ed. business event on the day his organization announced plans to shut down, inBloom's CEO acknowledged the difficulty of conveying its mission to the public.

April 21, 2014

Anxieties About Data Privacy Spell End of the Road for inBloom

"I have made the decision to wind down the organization over the coming months," inBloom CEO Iwan Streichenberger said in a statement.

April 21, 2014

inBloom to Shut Down Amid Growing Data-Privacy Concerns

Controversial student-data-management company inBloom announced it will "wind down" its operations after losing its last large partner, New York state.

April 06, 2014

The Classroom of the Future: Student-Centered or Device-Centered?

A basic question is emerging as our schools are urged to embrace the Common Core and the computer-based learning systems aligned to the standards. Are these digital devices becoming central to the classroom -- and coming to dominate the way we teach and learn?

April 03, 2014

In New York, Another Setback for inBloom

New York state reversed its plans to partner with inBloom for data storage and other technology services, dealing another setback to the Atlanta nonprofit.

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