Amid Big Proposed Cuts to K-12, Trump Seeks Major Hike for Career Education

President Donald Trump is asking for a $680 million increase to state grants for career and technical education, the largest federal program aimed at high […]

'Teach to One' Personalized-Learning Model Has No Effect on Students' Math Scores, Federal Evaluation Finds

Dueling studies of Teach to One: Math highlighted a divide over whether personalized-learning models should prioritize grade-level proficiency or academic growth.

Ivanka Trump, Apple's Tim Cook Push STEM, Computer Science Education

But a visit to an Idaho school district by Ivanka Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook to tout STEM initiatives prompted a small protest about […]

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.

DeVos-Supported 'Brain-Performance' Company Loses Appeal Over Misleading Advertising

Neurocore agreed to stop making unsupported claims and end some user testimonials after losing its appeal before an ad-industry regulatory group.

Students' Home Internet, Computer Access: 10 Numbers to Know

Home access to digital resources is widespread, but inequities persist based on race, income, family education level, and geography, concludes a report from the U.S. […]

FBI, ED: “Cyber Criminal Group Threatens Schools and Students”

On January 31, 2018, the FBI (Cyber Division) and the Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General issued the following warning about cyber-extortion schemes focused […]

Rethinking High School (and Accountability, Choice, and Philanthropy): Russlynn Ali of XQ Institute

Personalized and competency-based learning will be key to remaking high schools, XQ Institute CEO Russlynn Ali told a gathering of education reporters.

In the News: The Problems with FERPA and COPPA

As quoted in: Schaffhauser, Dian. “The Problems with FERPA and COPPA in 21st Century Learning.” T.H.E. Journal. 5 December 2017. Doug Levin, president of EdTech […]

The COPPA Rule, FERPA, and the Security of Student Data

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Education have recently announced their intent to host a joint workshop on ‘Student Privacy and […]

Scant Details, Fuzzy Math in $500 Million Public-Private Computer Science Education Push

[UPDATED] Yesterday, the President signed a Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of Education focused on access to high-quality Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. […]

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