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Erie Onna Seaster, 3, right, and other children at the Crescent Early Learning Center in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood use an app-based activity earlier this year to support 'high-quality talk' among children, parents, and teachers.
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The new organization, named Collective Shift, wants to connect schools, businesses, libraries, museums, and city leaders in efforts to build new “ecosystems of learning.” (October 20, 2015)

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Eight federal bills, amendments, or provisions related to student-data privacy have been introduced in 2015.
October 19, 2015 - Education Week
Schools are vulnerable to outside hacking, in-house errors, and even technology gaps at companies they work with. Yet, school systems often lack specific plans for dealing with data breaches once they occur, creating logistical and public relations challenges.
October 19, 2015 - Education Week
As more and more large, well-known companies—such as Home Depot and Target—fall victim to cyberattacks, school districts are realizing they could be next.
October 19, 2015 - Education Week
Privacy experts are raising the alarm over what they see as overly aggressive data collection in the company's newly unveiled operating system, Windows 10.
October 13, 2015 - Education Week
The beleaguered digital education division that News Corp. invested $1 billion in since 2010 was sold on Sept. 30 to a team of 11 Amplify executives.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
In San Francisco, two simple communication strategies are narrowing the achievement gap, write Richard Carranza, Susanna Loeb, and Benjamin York.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
Crucial for assuring that school inclusion takes place for students with disabilities, these workers have long been left out of the loop on professional development.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
Some in the "maker" movement are looking to start a 1-to-1 trend in schools akin to the push to put a digital device in the hands of every student.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
Two early learning experts outline how they want to see devices, apps, and software treated as tools to foster better reading interactions between children and adults.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
The closely watched California district recently launched a "myPD" platform to help teachers select their own training paths.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week

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