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August 28, 2015

Parents and Teachers Should Talk More for Students' Sake, Survey Finds

There's a big communication gap between the two groups when it comes to sharing information about major life events in children's lives, a new survey says.

August 27, 2015

Former Columbus Administrator to Serve 14 Days in Jail in Data-Scrubbing Case

Michael Dodds is the fourth school administrator to be found guilty as part of a scheme to change student data to inflate district performance.

August 27, 2015

A Homework Study Makes Waves, But Researchers Question Findings

A voluntary survey finds that younger grades have more homework than recommended while older grades don't have enough, but the study has come under major scrutiny.

August 26, 2015

Are Open Education Resources Ready for Adaptive-Learning Technology?

Ed-tech company Knewton launches a new platform that aims to make "open" educational content adaptive and available directly to students and teachers.

August 13, 2015

U.S. Schools Still Start Too Early, CDC Reports

To nearly no one's surprise, the early beginnings of school days are interrupting students' sleep and ultimately upsetting their health and education.

August 05, 2015

'De-Identifying' Student Data: Next Front in the Privacy Wars?

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 29, 2015

Cost of School Supplies Could Hit Families Hard This School Year, Survey Finds

The new Backpack Index from Huntington Bank shows how a rise in estimated costs for school supplies could hurt low income families.

July 27, 2015

Implementation Challenges on the Path to Personalization

There are several technical challenges to delivering on the promise of personalized learning including defining a standard student record, boosting interoperability, and combining multiple formative sources. However, there are additionally daunting implementation barriers related to school models, leadership and parents. Despite these challenges, personalization offers tremendous opportunities to boost achievement for both accelerated and struggling learners.

July 22, 2015

Scaled-Back FERPA Overhaul Introduced in U.S. House

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 16, 2015

Geocaching Aids Student Interest, Teamwork Across Classes, Research Says

The authors conclude that treasure hunts using GPS technology could energize the lesson plans of teachers across different subjects.

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