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Protecting Student Privacy Act Sets Limits on Use of School Data

Legislation introduced today in the United States Senate would restrict the use of students' personal data for commercial purposes, limit the transfer of such data and require records to be kept of any entities that have access to students' information.

Common Core, Obamacare and the Numbers Game

With field tests underway, will CCSS reach the same tipping point that the Affordable Care Act has?

iPads Aren't Just for Students

Districts are using the tablets to deliver iOS-based professional development to instructors and administrators.

Survey: Multiple OS Platforms Rule in School

The typical K-12 school district supports three computing platforms for instruction and at least two platforms for administration functions, according to a new survey from CDW-G. Those may include Windows, Google Chrome, Google Android and Apple operating systems.

Report: Over-filtering of Internet Content Hurts K-12 Education

According to “Fencing Out Knowledge: Impacts of the Children’s Internet Protection Act 10 Years Later,” a report from the American Library Association (ALA), schools and libraries are routinely filtering Internet content far more than what the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires.

Illinois District Turns to Data Warehousing to Improve Success Metrics

An Illinois district near Chicago is installing a data warehouse solution from DecisionEd to help manage its data analysis, with the goal of improving success metrics like its graduation rate.

Ed Sector Worse than Others in Virtual Machine Security

Nearly every large organization has experienced some kind of "significant" IT security incident in the last year, such as a phishing attack, compliance policy violation or unsanctioned device or application use. These are some of the findings of a research project done by IDG Connect for ForeScout, a company that sells security products.

EducationSuperHighway CEO Discusses the Impact of the FCC Vote on Broadband Funding

Evan Marwell shares his opinions on how the recent E-rate vote will affect broadband subsidies in American schools — and tells how educators can continue to push the FCC to raise the E-rate funding cap.

Arlington ISD Implements Data Warehouse

Arlington Independent School District in Texas has implemented a data warehouse solution to integrate information from the district's multiple information systems.

UK Primary School Deploys 802.11ac WiFi

Windmill Primary School in Telford, UK, has implemented a 802.11ac wireless network to provide school-wide connectivity for students and staff.

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