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Brad Jefferson, the CEO of Animoto, a cloud-based video-creation service that works free of charge with schools, poses in the company’s San Francisco offices.
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Ed. Industry Groups Outline Steps to Protect Privacy of Student Data

Companies and K-12 schools are struggling to plot their way out of what has become an emotionally charged and polarized atmosphere around data privacy. (April 14, 2014)

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After severing its ties with the controversial data-management company, the state must determine how it will store and organize student information.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
Spurred by concerns about technology and new assessments, legislators in a number of states act to address student-data protection.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
Seven education and industry groups have outlined guidelines to help protect the privacy of student data.
April 14, 2014 - Education Week
Using student data that is protected and centered on personalizing learning is the key to true education transformation, writes Michael King.
April 1, 2014 - Education Week
New data showing thousands of preschool suspensions have researchers and policymakers asking tough questions about pre-K discipline, and highlighting programs that help keep challenging children in school.
March 31, 2014 - Education Week
When housing programs fail to break up concentrated poverty in neighborhoods, some experts argue that school districts should step in to promote economic diversity in the classroom.
March 25, 2014 - Education Week
New federal civil rights data show persistent and widespread disparities for disadvantaged students on key education indicators, from pre-K through high school.
March 21, 2014 | Updated: March 27, 2014 - Education Week
The company acknowledges scanning the emails of Apps for Education users and faces allegations in a federal lawsuit that it built "surreptitious user profiles" for advertising purposes.
March 13, 2014 | Updated: March 26, 2014 - Education Week
State officials say better data on the youngest children will help educators gauge their academic needs, but some raise privacy concerns with sharing such information more broadly.
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
The new computer system for keeping track of student information has run into so many problems that the accuracy of transcripts and other records remains uncertain.
March 4, 2014 - Education Week

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