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How California's Student Privacy Law Protects Against Targeted Advertising

In 2014, California signed into law the most comprehensive student-data-privacy legislation in the country. The success of this landmark legislation in California has sparked a national conversation on the importance of protecting our students’ data, and has been the inspiration for similar legislation across the country.

Teachers Too Busy to Collaborate

While collaboration is a 21st century skill for students, teachers aren't modeling the behavior much. In a typical month, 44 percent will never visit another teacher's classroom in the same school to get ideas for instruction or offer feedback.

Student Data Privacy: Building Trust Through Collaboration

A community of trust encourages a healthy conversation between school systems and community members that moves from fear-based to fact-based about the school practices and educational progress of students. 

Education Users Excel at Creating Strong Passwords

According to a recent report from cybersecurity training provider Wombat Security, end users in the education sector are more knowledgeable about building safe passwords than people in other industries. The 2018 Beyond the Phish Report analyzed user responses to nearly 85 million questions related to phishing and data security. Respondents came from 16 industries, including education, government, technology and manufacturing.

Sketch Kit Brings Visual Arts to Robotics

Wonder Workshop has launched Sketch Kit, a new visual arts system for its Dash and Cue robots designed to link programming with drawing.

9 Major Trends That Will Dominate Ed Tech

Delivering authentic experiences in the classroom and learning how to juggle district data are two wide themes that will monopolize education discussion in the next 12 months.

Common Sense Pushes FTC to Make New Rules on Use of Minors' Data

Common Sense Media has filed a request with the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the impact of the Facebook data mishandling specifically on teenagers.

Study Exposes Teacher Rift on Digital Device Usage in Schools

American teachers tend to see student use of digital devices as being slightly more positive than negative. However, they also believe smartphones, tablets and computers are having a bad influence on the physical and mental health of students too.

SETDA Revamps Help for States Adopting Digital Curriculum

SETDA has updated its free tool for helping schools implement digital curriculum. The latest updates to the Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS) are intended to clarify state policies and practices.

Face-to-face Universities Absolutely Still Have a Place!

Online — for all things, online — certainly looks like the right side of history. But, as we argue in this week’s blog, face-to-face universities offer undergraduates two unique opportunities that online universities simply can’t!

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