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Cameron Evans, Microsoft’s chief technology officer for U.S. education, says: “Students are not products. We have a long way to go across the industry in getting everyone on board with protecting students’ [data privacy].”
—Swikar Patel/Education Week

Microsoft Puts Data Privacy on Its Branding Agenda

By backing research and speaking out on the topic, the technology giant is encouraging school officials across the country to demand strong student-data privacy. (July 8, 2014)

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At least two computers from a defunct charter school organization in New Orleans that were sold at auction a week ago contained names, birthdates and social security numbers for 210 students.
October 20, 2014 - AP
Education technology advocates, philanthropies, and others are trying to create a clearer definition of what qualifies as "personalized learning," one of the most popular terms in education today.
October 20, 2014 - Education Week
The goal is to generate comprehensive digital portraits of each student’s strengths, weaknesses, and preferences to provide them with customized academic content.
October 20, 2014 - Education Week
One of the biggest tensions emerging around the growth of personalized learning centers on questions about how to use and protect sensitive student information.
October 20, 2014 - Education Week
To improve their practice, educators need early access to information on student performance, Irving Hamer says.
October 14, 2014 - Education Week
October 14, 2014 - Education Week
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan warns that the office may investigate states, districts, and schools that aren't doing enough to ensure equal access.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
A California law is one of the most aggressive attempts to balance the promise of digital learning technologies with concerns about the privacy of children's sensitive information.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
New research finds that students in schools that used deeper-learning teaching approaches had better test results and people skills than peers in other schools.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
Technical hurdles, turf battles among vendors, and the glacial pace of technology adoption are preventing LMS software from becoming the hub of a fully integrated ed-tech ecosystem.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week

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