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April 06, 2015

Venture Capital Roundup: Four Ed-Tech Companies Secure New Funding

Four ed-tech companies brought in a combined $7.8 million of funding, for everything from a platform to track student academic data to an adaptive learning platform.

March 12, 2015

Use of Analytics in K-12 and College Embraced, But Barriers Remain

Discussions at SXSWedu pointed to the potential of using student data and technology to improve student success, yet many acknowledge financial and cultural barriers to full implementation.

February 23, 2015

It's Time for Students to Own the Student Record: B2C LMS Companion

Secondary and postsecondary students should have cost-free access to a personal companion to the school's learning management system, a business to consumer (B2C) LMS that is a private portable profile. The B2C LMS companion would have goal-setting functionality, a cloud-based portfolio system, and links to social media.

January 09, 2015

Pearson, Minnesota Dept. of Ed. Confront Testing Malfunctions

During recent practice tests, students across Minnesota were unable to access Pearson's online testing portal due to an incompatibility with Apple's Safari browser.

January 09, 2015

Pearson, Minnesota Dept. of Ed. Sort Through Testing Breakdowns

During recent practice tests, students across Minnesota were unable to access Pearson's online testing portal due to an incompatibility with Apple's Safari browser.

October 06, 2014

Efforts Expand to Increase College Access Through Improved School Counseling

A discussion of efforts to improve professional development and pre-service training for school counselors will take place at an Oct. 7 Education Week webinar and at an event next month at San Diego State University.

July 30, 2014

Bipartisan Senate Duo Introduces Student Data Privacy Bill

U.S. Senators Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced a bill Wednesday that would tighten restrictions on the use of student data.

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.

February 24, 2014

School: A Zone of Privacy and Innovation

Secretary Duncan is addressing the Common Sense Media School Privacy Zone Summit today in Washington. I hope he acknowledges that student privacy is paramount--and so is student learning. We can and must craft updates to public education policy that reflect new opportunities as well as new concerns.

January 24, 2014

State Chiefs Pledge to Not Share Student Data With Arne Duncan, Ed. Dept.

The letter from 34 state superintendents caps a rising wave of concern that administering student assessments through two big multistage consortia puts student data privacy at risk.

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