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.

MoodleNews EdTech Labs Review: Better Query ERIC

Initiative of the US Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, “searchable, online library of education research” ERIC, or the Educational Research Information Center, gives […]

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. […]

Ed. Department Late on 'Homework Gap' Study, Advocacy Groups Say

The Every Student Succeeds Act required that a report be produced by June. The Department of Education says it won't be ready until March or […]

Trump Orders Review of Cybersecurity Education, Workforce-Development Efforts

The federal Education Department is to advise the U.S. secretaries of Commerce and Homeland Security on preparation of a report, due in 120 days.

DeVos-Backed Company Makes Questionable Claims on Autism, ADHD

The nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education is a major investor in Neurocore, a company that claims "proven and long-lasting" benefits for children with autism […]

Teacher Prep Programs Should Focus on Tech Integration, Ed. Dept. Says

A new policy from the Office of Educational Technology offers guiding principles for integrating technology into teacher prep curricula.

Richard Culatta Resigning as Ed-Tech Director at U.S. Department of Education

Richard Culatta, an advocate for "open" resources and better technology coordination in districts, is resigning as director of the U.S. Department of Education's office of […]

Open Ed. Resources Would Get Boost Under Education Department Proposal

A proposed federal regulation would require any content developed with grant funds from the U.S. Department of Education to be openly licensed.

'Innovative' Principals Gather at U.S. Education Department

Eleven "highly innovative" principals told U.S. Education Department officials about leadership, dealing with state tests, and their efforts to go to scale.

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