U.S. Senators Edward Markey and Orrin Hatch introduced a bill to update FERPA with stricter restrictions on the use of students' personally identifiable information.
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July 30, 2014
July 25, 2014
New guidance from the U.S. Education Department focuses on transparency, but some advocates want new policies and more accountability.
July 23, 2014
A new coalition of parents and activists is pressing Congress to better protect students' sensitive educational information.
July 07, 2014
The Consortium for School Networking released new recommendations to help district leaders protect student data privacy.
June 25, 2014
Schools can now use Chromebooks as well as Androids to access Google Play for Education, a portal with apps, videos, and book rentals, Google announced today.
June 25, 2014
Congressional lawmakers examined the adequacy of federal, state, and school district policies on student-data privacy at hearing on Wednesday.
June 12, 2014
Gov. Tom Corbett signed legislation in February allowing audio recording for "disciplinary and security purposes" in Pennsylvania school buses.
June 04, 2014
Decisions about what cloud-based education technology K-12 schools use should be centralized in district offices, say researchers from Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
May 29, 2014
Nevada's state longitudinal data system does not contain readable records for individual children, state officials said, raising new questions in the educational-data debate.
May 23, 2014
The Federal Trade Commission wants to protect 20 million private student records that are considered "assets" in ConnectEDU's proposed bankruptcy sale.