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What Happened with Student Data Privacy in 2014

While federal student data privacy legislation didn’t pass this year, Congress did take up the matter along with state legislatures and industry members. This focus on student data privacy shed light on vendor practices and contract provisions, as well as … Continue reading

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4 Lessons from K-12 Ed Tech Failures of 2014

School districts are learning the hard way what it takes to teach students in the Digital Age. But these lessons provide valuable insight for school administrators as they plan for 2015 and beyond. Let’s take a look at four lessons … Continue reading

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A National Look at Student Data Privacy Legislation

As the legislative session wraps up, student data privacy bills are headed to the books in 20 states. State policymakers introduced 110 bills on student data privacy in 36 states this session, with 30 of them passing both houses and … Continue reading

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California Protects Student Data Privacy with Two Bills

Over the last year, student data privacy conversations have been percolating across the nation, but now state legislatures are doing something about it.  California sent two bills to Gov. Jerry Brown last week that deal with two sides of the … Continue reading

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News and Updates from the US DOE

E-Rate Modernization FNPRM On July 11, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted the E-rate Modernization Order and on July 23, Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) was released. The FNPRM requests comment on a number of issues crucial to states, including meeting future … Continue reading

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How to Protect Student Data in Education

The issue of data privacy touches a nerve for many, triggering visions of an internet-era Big Brother beyond Orwell’s wildest predictions. And no privacy issue raises an emotional response—or requires a thoughtful approach—more than the sensitive information compiled about America’s … Continue reading

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Embrace Personalization and Privacy

Privacy remains a national and educational headline issue–for some valid and some self serving reasons. National security and credit card scandals raised the visibility of privacy. Self-inflicted wounds of ill-conceived data ventures didn’t help. Attack blogs and sensational press have … Continue reading

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