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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tagged on: March 4, 2017 State auditor introduces legislation to protect students' personal information | The Turner Report → Missouri Senate Bill 478 would require school districts to notify parents or guardians of a data breach involving student information.

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Education's Online Futures

Hack Education

No doubt, Udacity, Coursera, and edX have been moving away from “free” and “open” online education for a while now , charging fees for courses and certificates and acting much more like online program management companies – third party vendors for Internet-based courses and degree programs. Coursera also brought on a new CEO : Jeff Maggioncalda, whose previous job was in the financial planning industry.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Chalkbeat : “Secret CPS report spotlights big vacancies, lopsided options for students.” Via The Hechinger Report : “For students teetering on the edge financially, micro-grants help them finish college.” ” Via The Hechinger Report : “Seeking advantage, colleges are increasingly admitting students as sophomores.” despite having Arizona ’s third-highest dropout rate.”

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