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March 26, 2015

Internet Seen as Positive Influence on Education—But Not Morality—in Poll

The Internet's effects on education, economics, and personal relationships are seen as largely positive by people in non-highly industrialized countries.

March 26, 2015

Redefining Boundaries: 21st-Century Schools

The work being done to inform the public about new and emerging pedagogies can be the lever with which educational leaders can advocate for the structural changes to crusty old 20th century model.

March 22, 2015

What Role Do You Play in Social Media?

Social media is supposed to create a connection between people but lately more stories show how it leads to isolation. What's the lesson for our students...and ourselves?

March 17, 2015

Email Security: Three Questions School Leaders Should Ask

Unless we grapple with the questions about proper use, potential outcomes and ethics regarding technology while students remain in our schools, the dangers inherent in the use of such powerful tools will graduate along with them.

March 16, 2015

PARCC, Pearson Take Heat for Scanning Social Media to Protect Test Security

A New Jersey school administrator voiced concerns about the state and a test vendor apparently monitoring a student's social media to look for evidence that standardized test information had been improperly shared.

March 16, 2015

Pearson, PARCC Criticized for Monitoring Social Media for Test Security

An alleged effort by New Jersey officials to monitor whether students were sharing information about common-core exams through social media has stirred controversy.

March 10, 2015

Twitter Dialogue Leads to New Privacy Policy for Popular Ed-Tech Company

Clever has revised its privacy policy to promote greater transparency and more stringent handling of student data during "corporate events" such as mergers.

February 25, 2015

Full 5th Circuit to Rehear Case on Student's Violent Off-Campus Rap Song

A full federal appeals court will rehear a case in which a panel ruled that a student's violent rap song critical of two coaches at his school was protected speech.

February 24, 2015

The Battle Over Common Core, 140 Characters at a Time

A new report argues that the common core is the first great national education policy debate of the social media age, and Twitter is changing the public discussion of education.

February 12, 2015

'Humans of New York' Campaign Raises $1.4 Million for Brooklyn School

A photo on the popular Humans of New York blog has brought widespread attention to a school in one of New York's most dangerous neighborhoods, raising more than $1.4 million for the school.

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