A New York state legislator is pushing for passage of her bill to place a statewide moratorium on the use of biometric technology in schools, as similar bills are pending in other state legislatures.
Attorneys general from Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, and other states called on the Federal Trade Commission to take stricter steps in enforcing federal data-privacy laws.
Some vendors have lost contracts in K-12 districts throughout Connecticut for failure to comply with the state’s stringent data privacy law.
IBM is working with a consortium of organizations that are seeking to create a “learning credential blockchain” for education.
A risk management system is needed in Colorado and an education service center in Texas is looking for special education support.
The Baltimore city schools are planning to buy math and literacy intervention programs, and a New Jersey district is looking for professional development on social-emotional learning, mental health and other issues.
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.