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September 30, 2014

'Landmark' Student-Data-Privacy Law Enacted in California

California's new student-data-privacy bill prohibits vendors from selling student information and restricts targeting advertising and the building of student profiles.

September 17, 2014

Student-Data-Privacy News Roundup

The advance of student-data-privacy legislation in California and elsewhere has attracted media attention in recent weeks.

September 10, 2014

Amplify Jumps Into Consumer Market With Educational Game

"Twelve a Dozen," is Amplify's first attempt to sell directly into the consumer space, as opposed to going after buyers based in K-12 districts.

May 01, 2014

Student Privacy Laws Need Updating, White House Report Says

A White House report released today recommends modernizing the privacy regulatory framework that governs how student data is handled.

February 04, 2014

Most U.S. Adults Give Schools a 'C' or Below for Tech. Access, Survey Finds

An overwhelming majority of Americans, with or without children, support technology upgrades and greater broadband access for public schools, a new report says.

October 14, 2013

UPDATED: Advocates Call on Ed-Tech Industry to Protect Children's Data

Common Sense Media, an advocacy group that rates education products, is urging major industry group to take stronger steps to protect student data, the New York Times reports.

October 14, 2013

UPDATED: Children's Advocacy Group Urges Greater Privacy for Data Use

Common Sense Media, an organization that rates educational products for their quality, has written a letter to industry groups asking them to take steps to ensure student privacy, the New York Times reports.

December 07, 2012

Parents Want Tighter Online Privacy Laws for Children, Survey Says

Proposed changes to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act would strengthen restrictions for how companies collect personal information about children.

November 01, 2012

Teachers Report Mixed Impact of Digital Media

Educators say the Internet and digital tools are helping improve students' research habits, but hurting their attention spans, according to two surveys.

August 31, 2012

Digital Immigrants Helping the Natives

The case for digital literacy education may best be explained by teachers.

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