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April 15, 2014

Florida Lawmakers Approve Education Data-Privacy Bill

A bill giving more protections to student data in Florida has received nearly unanimous support from legislators, and is expected to by signed by Gov. Rick Scott.

April 15, 2014

Arne Duncan Responds to Criticism Over Student Data Privacy

Privacy advocates point to the weakening of FERPA as evidence that the U.S. Department of Education is not doing enough to safeguard student data.

April 04, 2014

Google Amends Its Terms on Scanning User Data for Ads

With a federal lawsuit pending, and more scrutiny about its practices, Google updated its terms of service and privacy policies about how it uses private data.

April 03, 2014

In New York, Another Setback for inBloom

New York state reversed its plans to partner with inBloom for data storage and other technology services, dealing another setback to the Atlanta nonprofit.

March 26, 2014

'MOOC' Provider Coursera Hires Former Yale President as CEO

Yale University President Richard Levin has been named CEO of 'MOOC' provider Coursera, which has recently grown interested in K-12 teacher training.

March 21, 2014

New Guide for District Tech Leaders on Front Lines of Student Privacy Battle

A new guide attempts to offer a step-by-step guide for school districts seeking to protect the privacy of student data when contracting with private companies.

March 20, 2014

District Officials Sort Through Complicated Privacy Landscape

At an ed-tech gathering in the nation's capital, school district officials discuss the challenges of addressing parents' privacy concerns.

March 20, 2014

Superintendents Talk About the Tech Issues That Keep Them Up at Night

Data privacy, ed-tech procurement, and building smart mobile networks were all on the agenda at an annual conference of school district technology leaders.

March 19, 2014

'Ocean' of Digital Data to Reshape Education, Pearson Report Predicts

Education publisher Pearson sketches out a vision of the future for K-12 schools in a new report that predicts an increasing role for personalized learning.

March 17, 2014

Instagram Photos of Nude N.C. High School Students Prompt State Investigation

Investigators discovered the incident spread to as many as 13 counties involving 30 separate social media accounts featuring photos of students as young as 14.

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