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August 11, 2015

'Homework Gap' for Hispanics Targeted in New Broadband-Awareness Initiative

A new partnership between Univision and Common Sense Media aims to help Hispanic households access broadband service and information on safe Internet usage.

May 08, 2015

Common Sense Media Evaluating Privacy Policies of Ed-Tech Products

Common Sense Media is working with over 20 districts to establish a rating system for the privacy policies and security of ed-tech products.

May 07, 2015

Common Sense Media to Release Privacy Ratings for Ed-Tech Products

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 Launches $20M Education Advocacy Effort

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

Messer-Polis Data-Privacy Bill Endorsed by Educator Groups; Industry Wary

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

Federal Student-Data-Privacy Bill Delayed Following Criticism

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

Digital 'Slavery Simulation' Game for Schools Draws Ire, Praise

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

Virtual Preschool: Yes, That's Now a Real Option

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

Education Week Multimedia Tool Shows Good Technology Use in Pre-K Through 3

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

Obama Calls For Stronger Protections on Student-Data Privacy

A proposed new federal Student Digital Privacy Act would put new restrictions on how companies use student data, but hurdles abound.

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