States have been passing student-data-privacy laws at a feverish pace, creating situations that can confound companies. The Future of Privacy Forum offers tips for ed-tech businesses.
Curriculum directors are looking at ed-tech usage data as part of their decisionmaking about which products will help with instruction, and which need to be jettisoned.
Indiana’s Department of Education seeks a statewide English-language learner database, while districts in Colorado and Texas want software for school operations.
The developer of online games and apps will pay $650,000 to settle a complaint of privacy violations brought by the FTC.
District officials have been slow to recognize threats from hacking and other cyber threats, and relatively few have placed requirements on vendors for data security.
An FCC commissioner critical of the agencies’ proposed memorandum of understanding blasts it as a “confusing, lackluster, reactionary afterthought” that will not safeguard the public.
A Florida school district is looking for a centralized platform to host a variety of academic information, and a Connecticut system needs anti-virus software.
All states have now submitted their ESSA accountability plans and their details provide direction on where market demands and opportunities are likely to emerge.
Ed-tech companies should solicit input from students and families, and clearly and prominently display their data-privacy policies, one parent advocate argues.
What will K-12 look like as the school year unfolds and beyond? A Futuresource Consulting market analyst outlines 10 key trends to watch based on its research.