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A coalition of prominent research universities is receiving federal support to redesign and scale up a massive repository for analyzing learning and behavioral data. (October 21, 2014)

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The latest signs from the U.S. Department of Education point to another year of record-breaking graduation rates, but experts differ on the reasons why.
February 24, 2015 - Education Week
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 24, 2015 - Education Week
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 - Education Week
People looking to curb the behavioral-modification practices, including advocates for those with disabilities, are finding fertile ground among state lawmakers.
February 17, 2015 - Education Week
Data show one-quarter of New York youths aging out of foster care will be homeless within four years and half will be unemployed at age 24.
February 4, 2015 - AP
A new study says U.S. teachers still lead the world in time spent in front of a class—but not as much as everyone thinks.
February 2, 2015 - Education Week
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
Education leaders are calling for teachers to collect more and more data, but Justin Minkel argues that what really matters is what schools use their data for.
January 27, 2015 - Teacher
The nation's largest charter network annually prepares principal candidates with intensive training and support.
January 21, 2015 - Education Week
A proposed new federal Student Digital Privacy Act would put new restrictions on how companies use student data, but hurdles abound.
January 20, 2015 - Education Week

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