A bill giving more protections to student data in Florida has received nearly unanimous support from legislators, and is expected to by signed by Gov. Rick Scott.
Yale University President Richard Levin has been named CEO of ‘MOOC’ provider Coursera, which has recently grown interested in K-12 teacher training.
Panelists at the South by Southwest education conference discuss the challenges of securing student data, and the political realities of explaining safeguards to parents.
The Software & Information Industry Association released five “best practices” for companies to follow in their handling of private student data.
In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, 34 state schools chief vowed to not share personally identifiable student data with the federal government.
Apple has settled a complaint for at least $32.5 million, brought by the Federal Trade Commission, focused on charges incurred by children on apps.
Changes to the E-rate program, controversy over data privacy, and improving school budgets are expected to impact preK-12 companies doing business with schools in 2014.
Sen. Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, will soon propose legislation meant to safeguard student data, records that many privacy advocates say are at risk.
New York state is delaying the uploading of all private student data to the cloud, some say in response to political pressure.
New York state Assembly Democrats are the latest to register opposition to education department plans to upload students’ data to the cloud via inBloom.