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January 29, 2015

Draft of President Obama's Student-Data-Privacy Bill Raises Questions

A draft of the Obama administration's "Student Digital Privacy and Innovation Act" would prohibit companies from targeting advertising to students and selling data about them, but appears to leave other issues unaddressed.

January 26, 2015

Study Suggests Using Poverty as a Factor in Teacher Evaluation

Researchers suggest comparing "similarly circumstanced" schools in order to fairly evaluate teachers.

January 26, 2015

K-12 Dealmaking: Citelighter Raises $2M to Simplify the Writing Process

Citelighter, an ed-tech startup with an online platform designed to break the writing process down into simple steps, raised $2 million in Seed-2 financing.

January 22, 2015

With Data-Privacy Pledge, Ed-Tech Providers Also Face Legal Obligation

Companies signing a student-data privacy pledge could be subject to federal or state enforcement actions if they don't live up to their word.

January 20, 2015

Gallup: Majority of Teachers 'Not Engaged' With Their Jobs

A recent Gallup poll shows that just 30 percent of teachers are "actively engaged" at work, and that their less-engaged colleagues account for 2.3 million missed workdays every year.

January 20, 2015

After a Wait, Google Signs Pledge on Student-Data Privacy

Google has signed a pledge to protect student data privacy, after the company had initially not agreed to make the public commitment.

January 20, 2015

After Initially Holding Out, Google Signs Student-Data-Privacy Pledge

Google, a company that has been criticized for its privacy policies, has signed a pledge to protect students' online information endorsed by President Obama.

January 12, 2015

Light the Way to Systems Thinking

A tool developed by New Visions for Public Schools enables school leaders to use data as a flashlight, rather than as a hammer.

January 07, 2015

What's Next? Pundits Offer Education Predictions for 2015

As 2015 begins, education experts and journalists offer predictions about the coming year.

December 23, 2014

What You Can Learn, or Not, From the Ed. Dept.'s NCLB Waiver Data

The U.S. Department of Education is putting together data profiles of state NCLB waivers, but there isn't much information on the impact of the flexibility on student achievement.

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