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September 30, 2014

'Landmark' Student-Data-Privacy Law Enacted in California

California's new student-data-privacy bill prohibits vendors from selling student information and restricts targeting advertising and the building of student profiles.

September 26, 2014

Poll Finds Growing Disfavor of Common Core Among Tenn. Teachers

As the state struggles with implementation, a new poll finds that only 31 percent of Tennessee teachers support continuing with the common core.

September 17, 2014

Student-Data-Privacy News Roundup

The advance of student-data-privacy legislation in California and elsewhere has attracted media attention in recent weeks.

September 12, 2014

Global Study: U.S. Teachers Work More Hours, With Less Financial Return

On average, teachers in the United States spend more hours in the classroom than their international counterparts, without apparent salary gains to show for it, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's annual Education-at-a-Glance report.

August 14, 2014

Ohio Ed. Department Revises Report Cards in Data-Scrubbing Scandal

In new report cards released this week—which added the scores of more than 1,500 students—the ratings for 20 Columbus City Schools were lowered.

July 30, 2014

Senators Introduce New Federal Data Privacy Legislation

U.S. Senators Edward Markey and Orrin Hatch introduced a bill to update FERPA with stricter restrictions on the use of students' personally identifiable information.

July 29, 2014

Teachers Deserve Better Tools for Tracking Subskills

Most schools have no way to combine the assessment information from multiple sources in ways that are useful for driving instructional improvement or managing student progress. While this seems to be an easy problem to solve, there appear to be four significant problems.

July 25, 2014

Federal Data-Privacy Guidelines Urge Better Communication With Parents

New guidance from the U.S. Education Department focuses on transparency, but some advocates want new policies and more accountability.

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.

June 30, 2014

Survey Reveals Worries About Schools' Readiness for Online Testing

The use of technology, including "bring-your-own-device" programs, is increasingly common in K-12 schools, but significant needs remain, according to the Software & Information Industry Association.

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