In this April 2, 2014 file photo, Pre-K students use electronic tablets at the South Education Center in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

One of the biggest threats to student privacy​? Failure to communicate​

‘Kids care a lot about privacy, but their view of privacy threats may be a little bit different than adults,’ researcher says.

Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch speaks during a meeting on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Albany, N.Y.

Chancellor Tisch’s empty rhetoric on ‘opting out’

It’s testing season, with statewide assessments of children in grades 3-8 in New York and other states beginning in less than a month. Should parents opt to excuse their children…

Common Core tests went smoothly in Florida, despite sensational media claims

Common Core equalizes students from different social classes by asking them to rely on text not personal experience

Tools that use student data show promise, but concerns about student privacy remain hotly debated

New legislation to set guidelines for digital privacy was announced Monday in Washington, D.C.


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Wednesday, March 19: At Ridley HS, students sit in the hallways tapping out homework assignments on their cell phones to submit through cloud-based software. Here, in a hallway near the school's main office. seniors Libby Alfieri , left, and Kellie O'Brien, right, use their portable electronic devices i.e. iPad and iPhone as they complete school work between classes.

As market surges, schools struggle to find the best tech products

Five middle school students in this western Pennsylvania town stand in a darkened room over a pie chart projected on the floor. Using motion-sensor wands, they manipulate sections of the…

K. Butler, right of Benton, Miss., and Lynn Wagner of Hickory, second from right, speak to school children from Meridian as they are guided past their Opponents of Common Core table in the rotunda of the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. The group is one of several statewide that are against a national standards Initiative that sets Math and English curriculum in every participating state at the same level. Various opposing groups lobby visiting school children, visitors and lawmakers into opposing the standards in Mississippi. Opponents have provided coffee, morning pastries and water several times during the session in an effort to promote a Senate bill that would repeal Common Core in Mississippi.

How Common Core serves white folks a sliver of the black experience

In this Feb. 12, 2015 photo, Marquez Allen, age 12, reads test questions on a laptop computer during in a trial run of a new state assessment test…