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  • Report: Education Ranks Second-Last in Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card

    Education received an overall score of 64 percent on the 2017 Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card, an annual report that measures the attitudes and perceptions of IT security professionals across seven industries, rather than measuring the actual effectiveness of their security systems

  • Study: U.S. Fourth and Eighth Graders Score Higher in Math and Science

    American fourth and eighth graders are scoring better in math than they did in 1995, according to a new study released Tuesday. The results from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), issued by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), also show some improvements over time in science among fourth and eighth graders.

  • Eight States Have Fewer Than 10 Girls Take AP Computer Science Exam

    More girls are taking the annual AP computer science exam, but boys still outnumber girls when it comes to taking the test. In fact, fewer than 10 girls took the May 2016 exam in eight states, and not a single female took the test in Mississippi and Montana.

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  • New Report Explains Student Privacy under SOPIPA and Similar Regs

    SOPIPA was to put in place to stipulate how student information could be used by education technology companies that are serving the education market. The laws apply to companies that run websites, online services, online applications and mobile applications designed for and marketed to K-12 customers.

  • Report: State Report Cards Need Improvement

    States are failing to provide teachers, parents and the general public with easily understandable and accessible reports on school performance, according to a new report from the Data Quality Campaign.

  • Drilldown: Final ESSA Accountability Rules

    Overall, ESSA hands control over how to define a high-quality, well rounded education to the states and local education agencies (LEAs) while retaining much federal oversight for matters of equity — which is where, some observers suggest, the naming of Betsy DeVos as education secretary could cloud the outcome.

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