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February 27, 2015

Feds Offer Advice on 'Terms of Service' to Require of Ed-Tech Vendors

Federal officials have published model "terms of service" to help guide districts on what privacy policies to demand from vendors.

February 27, 2015

Venture Capital Roundup: Week of February 23rd

Fedora, LocoMotive Labs, and EdTrips headlined a busy week of K-12 venture capital.

February 17, 2015

Organizer of Data-Privacy 'Bootcamp' Calls on Industry to Meet New Demands

Jules Polonetsky, executive director of the Future of Privacy Forum, spoke to Education Week about the challenges industry faces in complying with state and district data-privacy laws.

February 13, 2015

Google Buys Launchpad Toys, Creator of Storytelling Apps for Kids

Google has bought app-maker Launchpad Toys, prompting speculation about how the Silicon Valley corporation is expanding its reach into the market for kids and families.

February 04, 2015

Teachers, Developers, Researchers Quickly Evaluate Ed Tech in N.Y.C.

New York City is one of three "test-bed networks" experimenting with new ways to quickly evaluate ed-tech products in real-world settings.

January 22, 2015

With Data-Privacy Pledge, Ed-Tech Providers Also Face Legal Obligation

Companies signing a student-data privacy pledge could be subject to federal or state enforcement actions if they don't live up to their word.

January 20, 2015

After a Wait, Google Signs Pledge on Student-Data Privacy

Google has signed a pledge to protect student data privacy, after the company had initially not agreed to make the public commitment.

January 20, 2015

After Initially Holding Out, Google Signs Student-Data-Privacy Pledge

Google, a company that has been criticized for its privacy policies, has signed a pledge to protect students' online information endorsed by President Obama.

January 13, 2015

Popular Language-Instruction App Duolingo Targets Schools

Duolingo, which uses digital games to teach languages, hopes to translate its consumer success into dominance of the K-12 education market.

December 24, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: December's Venture Capital Highlights

Clever raised $30 million, Everspring attracted $10 million, and SurveyMonkey raised $250 million this month.

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