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July 23, 2014

Parent Groups Call for Congressional Data-Privacy Hearings

A new coalition of parents and activists is pressing Congress to better protect students' sensitive educational information.

July 07, 2014

Group Releases New Resources For Districts Grappling With Data Privacy

The Consortium for School Networking released new recommendations to help district leaders protect student data privacy.

June 25, 2014

Google Play for Education Added to Chromebooks' Playground

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

Federal Lawmakers Probe Contracts, Laws on Student Data Privacy

Congressional lawmakers examined the adequacy of federal, state, and school district policies on student-data privacy at hearing on Wednesday.

June 12, 2014

Audio Recording on School Buses Prompts Debate Over Security vs. Student Privacy

Gov. Tom Corbett signed legislation in February allowing audio recording for "disciplinary and security purposes" in Pennsylvania school buses.

June 04, 2014

Ed-Tech Decisions Best Made at District Level, Researchers Say

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 Dad Told It Will Cost $10K to See School Data State Collects on His Children

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

Proposed Sale of Student Data Prompts FTC Intervention

The Federal Trade Commission wants to protect 20 million private student records that are considered "assets" in ConnectEDU's proposed bankruptcy sale.

May 23, 2014

FTC Acts to Protect Student Data in Proposed Ed-Tech Bankruptcy Sale

The Federal Trade Commission wants to protect 20 million private student records that are considered "assets" in ConnectEDU's proposed bankruptcy sale.

May 19, 2014

Major School Research and Assessment Provider Suffers Data Breach

As many as 6,500 current and former employees of the American Institutes for Research had sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, compromised following a recent hacking.

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