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FTC Hits Company Once Known as Musical.ly With Record Fine Over Children’s Privacy

The company once known as Musical.ly, now TikTok, has reached a $5.7 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over complaints that it collected personal information from children without proper consent. (December 0, )

Schools Collect Tons of Student Information. Deleting It All Is a Major Challenge

States and districts should create comprehensive data inventories and adopt clear retention and deletion policies, recommends the Center for Democracy & Technology. (December 0, )

Virtual Reality ‘Visits’ to U.S. Schools to be Part of Recruiting Foreign Students

School districts and private schools can now join colleges by providing virtual reality experiences of their campuses to attract international students. (December 0, )

N.Y.C. Shelving Troubled Special Education Data System

After investing eight years on a system that fell far short of expectations, the city is gearing up to replace or fix it. (December 0, )

Kansas City Data-Sharing Effort Showcases Ballmer Group's Strategy

A $59 million investment in software developer Social Solutions aims to ease the flow of data among schools and social service providers. (December 0, )

Ex-Microsoft CEO (No, Not That One) Giving Big to K-12

Steve Ballmer and his wife Connie have quietly committed more than $250 million to education-related efforts, but their philanthropic strategy differs from other tech billionaires. (December 0, )

A State Pushing Computer Science Education Lays Out Its Biggest Product Needs

Arkansas has one of the most ambitious computer science programs in the country, but it needs more from curriculum providers, says state director Anthony Owen. (December 0, )

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Technology Counts 2018: National Survey: What Do Principals Believe?

(April 17, 2018)

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Money Is Flowing to Social-Emotional Learning: Allstate Foundation Dedicates $45 Million

The foundation, which plans to support programs in public and private schools, said it expects to reach 25 percent of the nation's youth with its SEL offerings by 2022. (December 0, )

School-to-Work Issues Are Surging in State Legislatures

In 2018, states introduced 165 bills on workforce development in education, and 27 proposals made it into law, according to the Education Commission of the States. (December 0, )

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