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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.

February 01, 2015

Technology Leadership Requires a Walk in Another's Shoes

The use of technology in teaching, learning, and sharing is not a requirement that can be passed on to the teachers without an understanding of the ease and complexities involved.

January 22, 2015

New Book Aims to Help Educators Avoid 'Cybertraps'

The new book "Cybertraps for Educators" provides guidance on navigating today's technologically infused world both in and out of school.

January 22, 2015

'EduCon,' an Ed-Tech Conference Without Vendors, Set to Begin

The EduCon 2.7 gathering opens in Philadelphia this weekend with a focus on how educational technology and progressive pedagogy can be merged in schools.

December 18, 2014

Grading Students' Work: Past or Future World? #TBT

How can we consider changing the tradition of grading without engaging in serious and respectful conversations with those advocating for it?

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