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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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White House updating online privacy policy

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites,…

The Best Job in America Isn’t One Most High Schoolers Dream About

Sorry, teens. It looks like the best job in America is one you probably won't like very much: being a mathematician, PolicyMic reports. But you might want to…

Georgia sets out to build a better teacher

How do you build a better teacher? That’s the question Georgia has spent four years and millions of Race to the Top dollars trying to answer, the Atlanta…

10 Iconic Teacher Actions That Technology Should Disrupt

A little bit of technology doesn’t change much, TeachThought reports. Can make things a little easier by automating them. It could make a lesson here or there gee-wiz…

Why Pinterest Is The Google Competitor You Weren’t Expecting

There are now nearly one billion "Place Pins" on Pinterest, the company said in an email Monday. And with that announcement, Pinterest moves one step closer to becoming… home security companies

The Deafening Silence of Teachers

As Americans we have always been taught that one of the greatest things about being an American Citizen is that we are protected by the First Amendment in…