In an announcement that drew widespread attention on Wednesday, Google said it will no longer scan students' Gmail accounts as part of Google Apps for Education.
April 2014 Archives
The Los Angeles Unified School District's iPad contract has been under serious scrutiny, but the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office says it will not file criminal charges.
Oklahoma educators and students experienced a bit of déjà vu this week, after widespread online testing problems happened that were similar to technical failures last year. Florida students also reported disruptions in online assessments.
Controversial student-data-management company inBloom announced it will "wind down" its operations after losing its last large partner, New York state.
Teachers at the largest cyber charter school in Pa. have voted to unionize in effort to negotiate higher wages.
Districts are encouraged to incorporate strategies for responding to suicidal threats made on social media into their crisis-response plans.
Privacy advocates point to the weakening of FERPA as evidence that the U.S. Department of Education is not doing enough to safeguard student data.
Schools meeting the federal ConnectED goals have budgets for accessing the Internet that are 450 times larger than those that are not meeting those goals.
A new survey reveals the need for classroom innovation beyond the implementation of digital tools for enhanced student learning and interest in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, careers. Twenty-nine percent of high school boys said they were very interested in pursuing a career in STEM areas while only 19 percent of girls had the same ambition.
Innovative technology use, project-based learning, and real-world partnerships are among the common traits shared by exemplary open-enrollment STEM high schools, researchers found.
Researchers at West Chester University found that elementary students showed lower comprehension levels when reading on iPads versus traditional print materials.
With a federal lawsuit pending, and more scrutiny about its practices, Google updated its terms of service and privacy policies about how it uses private data.
New York state reversed its plans to partner with inBloom for data storage and other technology services, dealing another setback to the Atlanta nonprofit.
Attacks perpetrated by unknown hackers forced Kansas officials to suspend administration of pilot exams meant to prepare schools for the transition to new academic standards.