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EFF Complaint Charges Google with Collecting Student Data Despite Privacy Pledge

In the FTC complaint, the Electronic Frontier Foundation accused the search company of violating the terms of the Student Privacy Pledge, which it signed alongside 204 other companies.

Madison School District Begins 1-to-1 Rollout

Madison Metropolitan School District in Wisconsin has completed the first phase of a district-wide 1-to-1 technology initiative.

Galveston District Shifts Time, Attendance Functions to the Cloud

The Texas district asked Kronos to upgrade existing time and attendance software to its cloud-based Workforce Central.

California College Hosts Event for Girls in STEAM

Sierra College in the Sacramento suburb of Rocklin held the third annual Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) event.

Carnegie Mellon Software Aims To Teach Kids Without Teachers

A team of volunteers at Carnegie Mellon University is tackling the challenge of creating tablet software that can teach children without teachers to read, write and do basic math.

Study: Millennials Spend More Than 3 Hours a Day on Mobile Phones

The average U.S. millennial (aged 16-30) with Internet access spends 3.1 hours a day on a mobile phone — totaling 21.7 hours a week or 1,128 hours (47 days) a year, according to a new study from global research consultancy TNS.

Steelcase Education Launches 2016 Active Learning Center Grant

The company will award up to 15 schools with a new active learning classroom valued at $62,000.

Louisiana To Try Blend of PARCC and State-Developed Assessments

Louisiana will be a pioneer in the use of PARCC's new flexible model of assessment. The state's Department of Education recently decided to use content from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers to make up just under half of the content for its summative tests in this school year.

Northwest Evaluation Association Launches Assessment Task Force

The Northwest Evaluation Association has launched a new national initiative designed to help fill gaps in teacher preparation related to effective use of assessments.

High School Violence Targeted in Student-Focused Safety Program

Two universities and a behavioral research and development firm will be working together on a five-year project to reduce high school violence.

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