The World Bank-supported project offers a growing database of ed-tech platforms meant to help schools use technology more effectively.
Math and English teachers have found videoconferencing and document collaboration tools the most useful instructional options during COVID-19.
A recent report from the American Council on Education describes recent studies and initiatives related to blockchain’s applicability to education.
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate ed-tech companies’ digital marketing practices, as online activity surges during COVID-19.
The FTC says companies should be aware of the applicability of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act to remote learning, yet added that the statute shouldn’t prevent innovation.
Companies whose ed-tech products are based in learning sciences research can apply to Digital Promise for this certification.
New York State recently updated regulations governing how districts protect student data, and ed-tech vendors in the state will be affected, too.
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.