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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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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” ” Then, “A Day Later, Football Coach Out at Maryland,” Inside Higher Ed reported. “ Board Chairman Resigns in Fallout Over a Maryland Football Player’s Death,” The New York Times reported on Thursday. How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” Research, “Research,” and Reports.

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” Via US News & World Report : “Bathroom Wars.” Do keep all this in mind whenever you hear ed-tech entrepreneurs and venture capitalists and ed-reform types cheer for Betsy DeVos : Via Chalkbeat : “Betsy DeVos, reportedly opposed to rolling back protections for transgender students , defends the changes.” Via The Hechinger Report : “ DeVos praises virtual schools , but new research points to problems.” Education Politics.

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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.” Via CNBC : “ Google , Apple and 13 other companies that no longer require employees to have a college degree.”

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