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5 Reasons to Address Cyber Security

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Of course cyber security is necessary in education. Schools have valuable information to protect for both students and employees. School management needs to take reasonable steps to ensure protection beyond data sharing policies.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

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This is no small feat, considering that she and now-NJ Commissioner of Education Lamont Repollet stepped into a struggling district with 75% of students reading below grade level (half of those being three-to-six grades below). Considering the student as a whole, she says, is key.

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Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018

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Apple and Google continue to up the ante in their quest to win adoption in classrooms. But the edtech industry has hit some bumps along the way, wrestling with collateral concerns from the public spotlight over data privacy and security. A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works). billion on education software each year. Former Google Design Ethicist: Relying on Big Tech in Schools Is a ‘Race to the Bottom’.

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What’s New

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Tech & Learning Rounds Up a Summary of New Tools for Schools Software & Online GOOGLE FOR EDUCATION UPDATES ( edu.google.com ) Google for Education announced updates and new tools to help teachers keep innovation alive in their classrooms.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

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Tech devices won't fix our education system | Lockport Union Sun & Journal → Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently issued a plea for greater student access to high-tech tools. "This "This sort of pie-in-the-sky belief that simply getting more computers in kids' hands and more app-development elective courses in schools will make the future bright is an oversimplification of a complex issue."

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Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. Many students cannot afford the heavy data usage required by geofencing apps, for starters. I’ll look more closely at discrimination by design – in software and in algorithms – in the final article in this series.) Many of us have become quite lackadaisical about the data we share.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via NPR : “ Hillary Clinton ’s Plan For America’s Students.” Via The Wall Street Journal : “The federal government is pumping $245 million into the creation and expansion of public charter schools across the nation with hopes of helping students in low-income communities.” ” Via the Data Quality Campaign : “ Student Data Privacy Legislation : A Summary of 2016 State Legislation.”

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Via EdScoop : “ Google adds new terms to comply with Connecticut student data privacy laws.” Students in Oregon Were Bullied and Forced to Read Bible, Report Says.” ” That is, students in the North Bend School District. of Texas System Apologizes for Revoking Nepali Students ’ Scholarships.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Violate Your Student Visa ? The university let him continue treating students.”

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“Dean Dad” Matt Reed responds to Senator Alexander’s proposal to limit student loans. ” More on privacy legislation in the “privacy” section below. For those keeping score at home, here are Peter Thiel’s ed-tech investments (in addition to his “I’ll pay you to drop out of college” fellowship program, of course): Clever, Lore, Thinkful, Declara, and SoFi. ” (That giant: Pearson , of course.).

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Of course, DeVos has supported groups that back the Common Core in the past, including Jeb Bush ’s Foundation for Excellence in Education. As The New York Times notes , “The Detroit , Flint and Grand Rapids school districts have among the nation’s 10 largest shares of students in charters, and the state sends $1 billion in education funding to charters annually. ” The group in question: National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.