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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

High School Graduation Rates: Deep Pockets of Need Even as Picture Improves

A new compendium of high school graduation statistics paints a stark portrait of need, even as the overall national rate rises.

July 09, 2015

Five States Receive NCLB Waiver Renewals From the Education Department

Delaware, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and South Carolina all had their waivers from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act approved, but some got longer waivers than others.

July 08, 2015

Ann Whalen Returns to Education Department as Senior Adviser

Less than a year after leaving the U.S. Department of Education, one of Secretary Arne Duncan's former key staffers is returning as a senior adviser.

July 01, 2015

How Do States Plan to Make Sure the Poorest Schools Get Good Teachers?

The big question is whether the plans submitted to the Education Department will actually make a difference when it comes to the equitable distribution of teachers.

June 30, 2015

Schools Can Tap Into Ed-Tech Donations, Success Stories, Planning

Millions of dollars worth of corporate donations are still available from the president's ConnectED Initiative. More Future Ready Summits will be held, too.

June 26, 2015

Arne Duncan Celebrates Supreme Court Ruling: #LoveWins

So the big news of the day wasn't education related, but the U.S. Department of Education is celebrating all the same, at least on social media.

June 26, 2015

ISTE 2015: Ed-tech Leadership, Maker Education, and Professional Learning

Roughly 18,000 ed-tech enthusiasts will descend on Philadelphia this weekend for the annual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education.

June 19, 2015

Obama's Competitive Grants Are Waning. Can Districts Keep the Work Going?

Now that the Obama administration's competitive grant programs are on the wane, can districts sustain the work funded through those efforts?

June 18, 2015

Home Internet Access for Poor, Rural Students Aim of New Federal Bill

The Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015 would authorize a new federal grant program for innovative pilot programs that expand Internet access for students beyond schools.

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