Parkland Commission: Police Should Get Real-Time Access to School Security Cameras

Live, real-time access to school camera systems could improve police response to tragedies. But law-enforcement surveillance in public schools could also have negative consequences.

Presenting the LearnWorlds GDPR-compliance Toolkit for online schools

Do you still remember GDPR? Well certainly GDPR still remembers you:) Six months after the general brouhaha of GDPR legislation coming into effect and it […]

Majority of District Leaders Concerned About Cyber Threats, Project Tomorrow Report Finds

According to a new Project Tomorrow/iboss report, 71 percent of district administrators are concerned about the security of their networks.

Inspector General Blasts U.S. Ed. Department's Handling of FERPA Complaints

The backlog of student-privacy complaints from parents goes back years, an audit found, and the department lacks basic controls and procedures.

Reorganization of U.S. Ed. Department's Privacy Office to Take Effect in Early 2019

The Office of the Chief Privacy Officer will be dismantled, and a new Privacy Policy Office will be responsible for technical assistance and FERPA enforcement.

Stronger Data-Privacy Protections for Students and Teachers Needed, Report Argues

A new toolkit from two advocacy organizations, Parent Coalition for Student Privacy and The Badass Teachers Association, aims to help educators deal with the world […]

Data-Privacy Questions From Parents That Schools Should Be Ready to Answer

The Future of Privacy Forum outlined seven big privacy questions that parents should ask their children's schools.

Instagram and Teens: What Do You Need to Know?

Instagram released a new guide for parents, but outside experts had different messages on what to know about privacy, identity, and healthy use of the […]

FBI Raises Alarm on Ed Tech and Student Data Privacy, Security

The widespread collection of sensitive information via ed tech, combined with often-weak cybersecurity protections in schools, is leaving students at risk, the FBI warned.

Teacher's Aide or Surveillance Nightmare? Alexa Hits the Classroom

Some teachers are touting the classroom value of smart speakers and digital voice assistants, but concerns about privacy and instructional value abound.

ISTE 2018: Nation's Largest Ed-Tech Conference Kicks Off in Chicago

Follow Ed Week's coverage of the International Society for Technology in Education, where 22,000 ed-tech enthusiasts will share tips on classroom implementation, data privacy, responding […]

Common Sense Media Overhauls Popular Digital Citizenship Curriculum

From fake news to digital self-harm, a host of new online challenges has prompted the nonprofit group to update its widely used K-12 digital citizenship […]

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