Congress considers bills on student privacy, workforce, school security and STEM diversity research
A flurry of legislative activity in edtech this week included three new bills and advancement of one bill encouraging research on girls in tech.
Why edtech leaders should guide teachers on data privacy
While well-intentioned, many teachers don't know how to evaluate data privacy standards of digital resources. IT leaders can help with that.
Oregon readies launch of student database ten years in the making
The longitudinal data system is hoped to help researchers and policymakers spot trends, improve student outcomes and inform policy.
5 things to consider before livestreaming or podcasting from the classroom
Commentary: edWeb.net's Stacey Pusey shares considerations for educators to mull over before they commit to live-media-based lesson plans.
'Support not surveillance' say NY high school students in protest
Students joined in front of the governor's office to protest $30 million in state grants funding classroom and school surveillance.
Grades, attendance records altered in Michigan high school hack
The district's superintendent has notified parents of students at Orchard Views High School that some academic data had been accessed and changed.
Special needs classes in West Virginia might get security cameras
A bill is advancing through the Capitol that would attempt to prevent and detect abuse of special needs students.
Software flaw allows Stanford students to view Social Security numbers, applications of other students
Standardized test scores, personal essays, home addresses, criminal status and financial aid information were also viewable.
Carnegie Mellon U. names new director of security and privacy institute
Lorrie Faith Cranor says she hopes to bring experts from different fields together to create a trusted technology environment.