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Despite worries and confusion, principals are enthusiastic about personalized learning, according to an exclusive national survey from the Education Week Research Center.


Facebook has announced a flurry of privacy-related changes. But teens, like adults, still can't say "I don't want you to get my data in the first place," experts said.


Mignon Clyburn, one of two Democrats on the five-member commission, announced her plans to step down.


A new meta-analysis finds that mobile-phone multitasking—especially with social media— negatively affects reading speed, reading comprehension, and lecture recall.


An experiment with embedding "growth-mindset" messaging in software appeared to help students persist when they encountered difficulty—and raised ethical concerns.


"It's like getting a tattoo every time you go on the internet," said one young woman in a new study of teen views on digital privacy. What can schools do?


More than half of 5,855 Android apps in the 'Designed for Families' section of the Google Play store potentially violated COPPA, a team of computer-science researchers found.


Consumer advocacy groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, alleging that YouTube has used children's personal information to target ads.


House members press Facebook CEO to explain why the company continues to collect data on minors and to stop creating "shadow profiles."


Ed-tech apps could be part of a sweeping Facebook investigation, and the company's CEO defended its products for children while downplaying concerns about "tech addiction" during U.S. Senate testimony.


All districts in Wyoming will be required to provide K-12 computer science instruction, and Idaho high schools will offer at least one high school CS course.


A new Gallup poll found teachers lukewarm about the educational value of digital devices, but extremely concerned about their impact on students' mental health.


Home access to digital resources is widespread, but inequities persist based on race, income, family education level, and geography, concludes a report from the U.S. Department of Education.


Parents see educational potential in VR, but they also worry about the potentially negative health effects, according to a new survey from Common Sense Media.


Verizon's education initiative pledged $200 million for technology and teacher training, and Amazon plans to make available computer science education software and scholarships.


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