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July 22, 2015

Scaled-Back FERPA Overhaul Introduced in U.S. House

The Student Privacy Protection Act would update FERPA to ban the use of student information for targeted advertising and allow for fines of up to $1.5 million on educational agencies.

July 20, 2015

Obama Seeks to Connect Public Housing Residents to Low-Cost Internet

The ConnectHome initiative aims to help close the "homework gap" by enlisting corporations to provide affordable Internet to students living in public housing.

July 17, 2015

Helping Parents Find the Right Preschool, Via Better Web Tools

Public and privately funded web portals are being created to help parents pick a high-quality preschool based on data, rather than just intuition.

July 16, 2015

(Yet Another) Federal Student-Data-Privacy Bill Introduced

The bipartisan SAFE KIDS Act seeks to protect student data privacy by placing new prohibitions on companies and granting enforcement authority to the Federal Trade Commission.

July 09, 2015

Senate Nixes Voucher Amendment During ESEA Overhaul Debate

Democrats cleared their first school choice policy hurdle, defeating a voucher amendment on the second day of debate on an Elementary and Secondary Education Act overhaul bill.

July 08, 2015

Schools Could See Fewer Unaccompanied Minors This Fall

The projected decline follows a surge in 2014 during which tens of thousands of children from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador sought to enter the United States along the country's southern border.

June 26, 2015

ISTE 2015: Ed-tech Leadership, Maker Education, and Professional Learning

Roughly 18,000 ed-tech enthusiasts will descend on Philadelphia this weekend for the annual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education.

June 25, 2015

Study on Minorities in Special Education Proves Provocative

A recent study challenges the belief that minorities are overrepresented in special education, but some researchers question the methodology.

June 25, 2015

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare, in Setback for K-12 Opponents of Law

The high court ruled 6-3 in favor of an Affordable Care Act policy providing health-care subsidies across states.

June 24, 2015

Minorities Less Likely to Be Identified for Special Education, Study Finds

Black and Hispanic students may be facing bias that keeps them from getting the special education services they need, according to a new analysis.

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