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Student data privacy: The role of policymakers and schools

As states move to collect, store, and interpret student data, education leaders should be familiar with important federal laws that safeguard student data and protect student privacy.

10 digital citizenship resources

Students may be able to operate technology tools and navigate resources without a problem, but students don’t always realize that what they post or make public online, and…

L.A. students breach school iPads’ security

It took exactly one week for nearly 300 students at Roosevelt High School to hack through security so they could surf the web on their new school-issued iPads,…

U.S. school district monitors kids’ social media

A Southern California school district is trying to stop cyberbullying and a host of other teenage ills by monitoring the public posts students make on social media outlets…

Learn how schools are boosting safety for the new year

Back-to-school brings new school supplies, new ed-tech initiatives and tools, and, for many, improved school safety measures and procedures.

School districts around the country are doing their…

Teens largely self-reliant when it comes to online privacy

In the age of social media, online privacy concerns are a consistent issue. A new survey reveals where teenagers, who often don't realize the impact a digital footprint…

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Arne Duncan dismisses critics: ‘Lots of drama, lots of noise’

There he goes again, the Washington Post reports. Education Secretary Arne Duncan went to New York recently and introduced state Education Commissioner John King at a function at…

Isaac Asimov Predicts in 1964 What the World Will Look Like Today — in 2014

When New York City hosted The World’s Fair in 1964, Isaac Asimov, the prolific sci-fi author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, took the opportunity to wonder…

Gates’ ed-tech nonprofit inBloom folds over data privacy worries

It turns out parents and school districts are skeptical about companies that want to collect large amounts of data on their children, Venture Beat reports. Shocker. Faced with…

My Students Don’t Know How to Have a Conversation

Recently I stood in front of my class, observing an all-too-familiar scene, The Atlantic reports. Most of my students were covertly—or so they thought—pecking away at their smartphones…

Tapping Into the Potential of Games and Uninhibited Play for Learning

By now, you’ve probably heard the buzzwords: “game-based learning” and “gamification” are pervading headlines in education coverage, Mind/Shift reports. Video games have always been popular with kids, but… home security companies

Why Doesn’t the New York Times Understand the Controversy Over Common Core?

In story after story, the New York Times consistently misses the essence of the controversy surrounding Common Core, Diane Ravitch writes in the Huffington Post. Sunday's New York…