Ed-Tech Vendors Attend Data-Privacy 'Boot Camp'

More than 40 ed-tech companies gathered in Washington for the first of several expected training sessions to help companies understand their legal obligations for protecting students' data privacy. (February 26, 2015)

Regulators OK 'Net Neutrality' Rules for Internet Providers

Internet service providers now must act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved Thursday by a divided Federal Communications Commission. (February 26, 2015)

Seeking More Influence, Teachers Gain Policy Foothold in Ed. Dept.

(February 26, 2015)

NCLB Waiver States Share in New SIG Flexibility

(February 26, 2015)

Calif. Districts Seek $1 Billion to Fund Test Mandate

(February 25, 2015)

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A Coach With the Heart of an English Teacher

UCLA basketball coach John Wooden understood that a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching students does not work, writes David Perrin. (February 25, 2015)

Positive School Reform: Reimagining the ESEA

Listening to educators and allowing research to guide decisionmaking will lead to real change in U.S. schools, writes Jack Jennings. (February 23, 2015)

Homework, Oh Homework...

The problem with homework is that it’s completed at home, giving some students distinct advantages over others, argues Dave Powell. (February 24, 2015)

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Schools Weigh Access to Students' Social-Media Passwords

State lawmakers and school district officials are again wrestling with questions about schools' authority to access and monitor students' social-media accounts. (February 17, 2015)

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3 U.S. Teachers Named Finalists for $1 Million Prize

The Varkey Foundation's Global Teacher Prize is designed to honor an educator who has had an "inspirational impact on their students and community." (February 13, 2015)

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Fast Company Names Most Innovative Education Companies of 2015

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