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4/26/2018

Concerns over data privacy has some advocates calling for increased protections for students on Facebook. The National Education Policy Center has deleted its account and has encouraged others to take similar steps.

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PBS
4/26/2018

YouTube is set to introduce features to its YouTube Kids app intended to allow parents to help select their children's programming. At issue, critics say, is that an algorithm was not properly filtering out inappropriate content.

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YouTube
4/25/2018

The State Educational Technology Directors Association has updated its free tool designed to support decision-making about digital curricula. Under the new version, state and district-level officials can share best practices about digital resources.

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T.H.E. Journal
4/24/2018

A network of Montessori schools is using in-shoe radio sensors and video cameras to better understand how students are interacting with their learning environment. Data extracted from the technologies help teachers identify students' learning styles, how they engage with different areas of the room and tailor individual instruction accordingly.

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EdScoop
4/24/2018

The Family Scholar House, a program in Kentucky, is helping single, formerly homeless mothers get housing and earn college degrees. One current resident was pregnant and living in her car while taking classes online, from her phone, before getting a space in the program.

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The Hechinger Report
4/24/2018

The federal education budget approved by President Donald Trump includes changes to Title I and Title II funding. This blog post highlights how individual states fare under the new formulas.

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President Donald Trump
4/24/2018

Educators should help to develop a culture of risk-taking in their schools, asserts Jill Webb, head of Lower School at The Wellington School, a private campus in Columbus, Ohio. In this blog post, she shares several tips to help encourage students to take risks.

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Lower School
4/23/2018

More teenagers may be engaging in digital self-harm -- the practice of anonymously posting negative comments about themselves online. In a survey published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, about 6% of students said they participated in digital self-harm.

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National Public Radio
4/23/2018

Data, when used properly, can help guide actions and create programs aimed at closing equity gaps for students of color, says Ryan Smith, executive director of The Education Trust-West. In this Q&A, Smith discusses data reports that have shed light on inequities and sparked efforts aimed at giving voice and opportunity to students of color.

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Medium
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Ryan Smith
4/23/2018

Entrepreneurs increasingly are taking the lead in shoring up the career-education pipeline to better prepare students for in-demand careers. The company Nepris, for example, offers a program that helps students better understand what it's like to work in various fields.

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Forbes
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