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October 16, 2014

L.A. iPad Investigation Report to Remain Confidential; Superintendent Resigns

Los Angeles Unified's school board voted against releasing an inspector general's report on a controversial technology program days before the district's superintendent stepped down.

October 15, 2014

Oculus Rift Virtual-Reality System Weighed by Higher Ed. Institutions

The educational possibilities of the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset continue to garner attention, although the potential still far outpaces the reality.

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 08, 2014

Ed-Tech Companies Pledge Data-Privacy Protections, Draw Skepticism

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.

October 03, 2014

Teacher Union, Popular Ed-Tech Startup Join Forces

Clever will provide single-sign on access to many free online educational resources, including the American Federation of Teachers' lesson-sharing website.

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 23, 2014

Online 'Diploma Mills' Shut Down at FTC's Request

A federal judge in Florida has ordered an online school that the Federal Trade Commission labeled a "diploma mill" to halt marketing to students.

September 18, 2014

U.S. Ed. Department's Ed-Tech Nonprofit Was Born This Week: #TBT

A non-profit launched by the U.S. Education Department in 2011 to help support ed-tech innovation now works with 56 districts to identify and spread promising practices.

September 18, 2014

In L.A. iPad Evaluation, Pearson Curriculum Again Comes Under Fire

Evaluators of L.A.'s closely-watched iPad initiative found a continued reliance on whole-class instruction and almost no use of a multimillion-dollar digital curriculum from Pearson.

September 15, 2014

L.A. School Chief Seeks Board Communications Amid Furor Over iPad Deal

John Deasy, under scrutiny for his own communications with technology companies, has filed a public records request seeking information about school board members' correspondence with vendors.

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