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FDLE Closes Hacking Investigation, But Provides Few Answers

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has closed its six-month-old investigation into a cyber attack during Florida Standards Assessments testing this spring. The agency isn’t saying who tried to shut down testing by overloading servers, or why. But law enforcement officials said no personal student data was accessed during the attack. FDLE said they found […]

Why Student Data Is In Demand

Education technology companies are collecting as many as 10 million pieces of information daily about every child using their products, according to a Politico investigation into the growing use of education data. Many school districts don’t restrict contractors from using the data. And a federal privacy law was written prior to widespread Internet use and […]

Scientific American Takes A Look At The Future of Education

The August issue of Scientific American takes a look at the possibilities of high-tech education. The magazine’s editors argue that the rising demand for higher education and shrinking budgets are forcing schools to deploy new tools and methods for students. From the introduction to the special report: What is driving this digital revolution? One factor […]

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