Common Sense Media is working with over 20 districts to establish a rating system for the privacy policies and security of ed-tech products.
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May 08, 2015
May 07, 2015
Working with school districts, Common Sense Media is developing a rubric to evaluate ed-tech products' compliance with relevant privacy and security laws and practices.
April 29, 2015
Common Sense Media announced the launch of a $20 million national education-advocacy effort that the organization's CEO says is meant to make it an "AARP for kids" in terms of its reach.
April 29, 2015
Changes to the new Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act have won over some educator groups, but raised concerns from the ed-tech industry.
March 23, 2015
A proposed bill that would establish a new baseline for federal involvement in protecting student-data privacy will undergo further revision before being formally introduced.
February 17, 2015
An award-winning digital role-playing game about U.S. slavery has provoked a backlash from critics who say that genocide cannot be appropriately simulated or gamified in the classroom.
February 02, 2015
Early childhood experts are questioning the value of a new virtual preschool that offers digital learning materials and online access to teachers.
January 15, 2015
To help educators and parents recognize effective uses of ed tech in the early years, Education Week created an interactive tool highlighting one school's efforts to put research into practice.
January 12, 2015
A proposed new federal Student Digital Privacy Act would put new restrictions on how companies use student data, but hurdles abound.
September 30, 2014
California's new student-data-privacy bill prohibits vendors from selling student information and restricts targeting advertising and the building of student profiles.