Ed-Tech Policy New York Banned Facial Recognition in Schools. Will Other States Follow?
New York schools are prohibited from using the widely criticized biometric identifying technology until at least July 2022.
Classroom Technology How Google Classroom Is Changing Teaching: Q&A With Researcher Carlo Perrotta
The popular software is bringing the “logics of datafication, automation, surveillance, and interoperability" to schools, researchers say.
Data Using Student Data to Identify Future Criminals: A Privacy Debacle
A police department uses sensitive school data to keep a secret list of students it deems as at risk of engaging in criminal behavior.
Classroom Technology As Teachers Livestream Classes, Privacy Issues Arise
When in-person classes are livestreamed to distance learners, every heated class debate, teacher mistake, and student outburst is on display and might be recorded.
Privacy & Security School Reopenings Bring Wave of COVID-19 Student-Data-Privacy Concerns
Safely storing videos of classroom lessons and protecting sensitive health information will be a challenge.
Privacy & Security Zoom Use Skyrockets During Coronavirus Pandemic, Prompting Wave of Problems for Schools
Schools across the country are evaluating their use of the videoconferencing tool, some banning it and others trying to use it safely.
Privacy & Security Massive Shift to Remote Learning Prompts Big Data Privacy Concerns
An unprecedented number of online interactions between teachers and students from their respective homes introduce new privacy questions that lack easy answers.
Privacy & Security Using Amazon Echo, Google Home to Learn: Skill of the Future or Bad Idea?
The growing popularity of voice-activated technologies is forcing educators to think about the role such tools play in preparing students for the jobs of the future.
Privacy & Security Opinion The Cyber-Security Problem Schools and Ed. Tech Need to Face
Good intentions alone don't protect our children's personally identifying information, writes Global Cyber Risk's Joel Schwarz.
Privacy & Security TikTok: Powerful Teaching Tool or Classroom Management Nightmare?
Some teachers are adding the video-sharing platform into their lessons. But cyberbullying and data privacy are big concerns, experts say.
Privacy & Security School Board Member's Use of Student Records Stirs Dust-Up
A little story out of Lexington, Ky., raises some big questions for K-12 districts to consider on how to handle ongoing murkiness over student privacy, open-records laws, and how candidates for school boards should best communicate with their constituents.
Privacy & Security Opinion How the Ed. Department Threw a Wrench in Student-Privacy Laws
An incoherent FERPA rule change is facing legal challenges. As it should, writes Frank D. LoMonte.