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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 23, 2015

Hawaii Granted Federal Testing Waiver for Language-Immersion Students

State Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi wanted relief from "double testing" that would allow students taking the field test to forego the English-only Smarter Balanced statewide assessment.

February 12, 2015

FERPA Update Sought as Part of Federal Student-Data-Privacy Protection Efforts

Modernization of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 was the focus of a U.S. House hearing Wednesday.

February 10, 2015

'Future Ready' Ed-Tech Summits for District Leaders Set to Begin

The U.S. Department of Education is kicking off a series of "Regional Future Ready Summits" to help school district leaders develop digital learning plans.

February 10, 2015

GOP Lawmakers, Advocates Discuss School Choice at Washington Forum

The real star of the day, however, was Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, the Republican presidential hopeful who is spending the early part of this week in the nation's capital.

February 05, 2015

Federal Student-Data-Privacy Legislation to Be Introduced in U.S. House

Jared Polis, a Democrat, and Luke Messer, a Republican, are working with the White House to introduce student-data-privacy legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

February 04, 2015

Four Things Sen. Alexander Says the Feds Can Do to Expand School Choice

Speaking at an event in Washington for the release of the Brookings Institution's 2014 Education Choice and Competition Index, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said to "put the money in the kid's backpack."

February 03, 2015

Obama Budget Proposal Asks for $1 Billion for Teacher Preparation, Support

Your primer to the teacher-quality programs in the Obama administration's fiscal 2016 budget request.

February 03, 2015

Obama Budget Calls for Reviving Federal Ed-Tech Program

President Obama's budget calls for restoring the Enhancing Education Through Technology program and giving states money to support "model districts" at the local level.

February 02, 2015

Obama's Budget Aims to Boost Charter School Funding

The proposed increase would bring the total amount under the federal Charter Schools Program to $375 million for fiscal year 2016, a hike of 48 percent.

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