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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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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…

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…

The Best Way to Learn a Foreign Language Is the Opposite of the Usual Way

The renowned Mexican author Carlos Fuentes once remarked that America’s monolingualism is a great paradox: We’re the dominant world power, yet also the world’s most linguistically isolated one,…

What happens when public-school students are promised a college education

In 2005, the school board in Kalamazoo, Mich., unveiled a radical offer that's since been celebrated, studied and mimicked across the United States: Anonymous donors there had pledged…

Photo Series Captures The Part Of A Teacher’s Day You Never See

It is the calm after the storm, the Huffington Post reports. After the last school bell rings and rowdy children shuffle out, teachers are left with a few… home security companies

Competing Views of Teacher Tenure Are on Display in California Case

These are two vastly different portraits of California’s education system, the New York Times reports. In one, poor and minority students are frequently placed in front of incompetent…