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March 27, 2015

Ed Tech Moves Into the Spotlight for Education Beat Reporters

Despite fragmented beats and limited time, education reporters are paying increased attention to technology issues in schools, say both outside observers and journalists themselves.

March 23, 2015

Federal Student-Data-Privacy Bill Delayed Following Criticism

A proposed bill that would establish a new baseline for federal involvement in protecting student-data privacy will undergo further revision before being formally introduced.

March 16, 2015

We're Not Ready for Online Tests, Most District Ed-Tech Leaders Say

Assessment readiness is the number-one priority for K-12 ed-tech leaders, but fewer than 30 percent report being ready for new online exams.

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 12, 2015

SXSWedu Buzz: School Districts Wield Major Influence Over K-12 Marketplace

Whether it's about student-data-privacy concerns or diversity among developers of ed-tech products, experts say schools have the power to change how businesses operate.

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.

March 10, 2015

New Principles Aim to Guide Use, Protection of Student Data

More than 30 groups representing school officials and educational data-use proponents have signed on to new principles related to student data.

February 27, 2015

Feds Offer Advice on 'Terms of Service' to Require of Ed-Tech Vendors

Federal officials have published model "terms of service" to help guide districts on what privacy policies to demand from vendors.

February 27, 2015

Model 'Terms of Service' for Data Privacy Unveiled by Ed. Department

Federal officials have issued guidance to help districts review the merits of the "terms of service" on privacy issues offered by educational technology vendors.

February 17, 2015

Organizer of Data-Privacy 'Bootcamp' Calls on Industry to Meet New Demands

Jules Polonetsky, executive director of the Future of Privacy Forum, spoke to Education Week about the challenges industry faces in complying with state and district data-privacy laws.

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