Lawmakers investigate tech companies' student data collection, usage
Three senators sent letters to more than 50 educational technology and data analytics companies to investigate their data collection practices.
Six states announce adult learning initiatives
With support from Strada Education Network and a governors association, states will use consumer data to design education and training programs.
Florida 'student safety' database fell short, commission says
Some officials say it adds little new functionality for law enforcement, while others claim the governor's request was "impossible" from the start.
Why teachers are essential to building a secure 'internet of things'
Even digital natives need help understanding the security and privacy implications of their devices, Cisco's Edna Conway told a conference audience.
Virginia prepares 'Equity in Education' data competition
The commonwealth's annual "datathon" will center this year on improving the equality of educational outcomes for all students.
Nevada's new data tool shows how safe students feel at school
Trend data from "school climate" surveys allows administrators to view student sentiment across demographic categories or compare schools over time.
Why the United States needs more cybersecurity experts — badly
Alan Paller, founder of the SANS Institute, says a "cyber pandemic" threatens national security and the only solution is to train more professionals.
More schools are buying mobile 'panic buttons' for shooter scenarios
Oklahoma schools are among the latest to invest in the technology, spending $3 million on a mobile platform to be used by more than 500 districts.
School bus tracking app helps parents monitor student safety
Real-time tracking software will soon help parents stay in closer contact with their children coming and going from school in one Louisiana district.
How to get the most from K-12 collaboration tools
Commentary: There are wrong ways to use collaboration tools, says edWeb.net's Stacey Pusey. Here's how to do it right.