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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 21, 2015

Student-Data Privacy, Net Neutrality Make Cameos in State of the Union Address

The education technology community must continue waiting for details on the new federal Student Digital Privacy Act proposed by President Obama earlier this month.

January 14, 2015

President Obama's Student-Data-Privacy Proposal Gets Wary Industry Reaction

Some ed-tech companies are voicing concerns that the president's data-privacy blueprint could derail innovation in the digital space by creating unnecessary layers of regulation.

January 13, 2015

Popular Language-Instruction App Duolingo Targets Schools

Duolingo, which uses digital games to teach languages, hopes to translate its consumer success into dominance of the K-12 education market.

January 12, 2015

Obama Calls For Stronger Protections on Student-Data Privacy

A proposed new federal Student Digital Privacy Act would put new restrictions on how companies use student data, but hurdles abound.

January 08, 2015

Amplify and Guilford County, N.C., Rebounding From Device Mishaps: #TBT

One year after temporarily pulling the plug on its 1-to-1 computing initiative in the wake of high breakage rates and product defects, a North Carolina district is up and running with Amplify tablets.

January 07, 2015

Ed-Tech Purchasing Defined by 'Pervasive Culture of Can't,' Says Report

The Center on Reinventing Public Education says districts need to clear away bureaucratic barriers and "imagined restrictions" in procurement.

December 26, 2014

Student Data Privacy in 2014: Revelations, Legislation, Controversy

Google scanning student emails, inBloom collapsing, and the California legislature passing a major data-privacy measure were among the top data-privacy stories of 2014.

December 16, 2014

Houston District Leaders' Interoperability Push Sparks Big Reaction

A recent Education Week story about the push for digital-content interoperability standards in K-12 prompted an outpouring of reaction from readers who believe it's an issue to watch in 2015.

December 12, 2014

Technology to Bring an Assessment 'Renaissance,' Pearson Report Contends

Online testing environments, adaptive technologies, and new digital platforms hold the potential to transform K-12 assessment and further personalize learning, says a new Pearson report.

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