Four out of five ed-tech products and services reviewed by Common Sense Media don’t meet minimum standards to safeguard student data privacy, the organization says.
EdWeek Market Brief looks at how Edsby, a Canadian company, scored a nationwide contract to bring its student information system to New Zealand’s 800,000 students.
Three Democratic senators requested information on the data-collection practices of a group of ed-tech companies from across the industry.
A California district wants to upgrade its internet and telecommunications services, while a Maryland school system wants a product to screen volunteers. A large district in South Carolina is in the market for a reading practice program.
A school system in South Carolina is in the market for a paperless student referral system while a school district in Missouri wants an LMS. A school system in Texas wants a data collection system that can monitor various platforms for threats.
Gerald Crisci, the chief tech and innovation director for the Scarsdale, N.Y., school district, needs companies to help him on tangled issues that extend from data privacy to pricing.
The second-largest school district in the country is looking for elementary literacy assessments, and two school systems in New Jersey are buying records-management platforms.
The Federal Trade Commission fined Facebook a historic $5 billion over data privacy violations and is expected to reach a multi-million dollar settlement with Google for improperly collecting data from children streaming YouTube videos.
District tech leaders on a panel at the ISTE ed-tech conference said vendors can do more to help them stave off their biggest threats.
St. Louis schools are looking for math and literacy coaching, as well as professional development training. A California district is searching for classroom management solutions and an online safety system. A New Jersey district seeks behavioral and emotional consulting.