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Policy Issues


Do Corporate Philanthropists Have a Seat at the Education Policy Table? Duncan: 'Nothing Could Be Further from the Truth'

Is there a corporate agenda in the United States Department of Education? According to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, no.

Concerns over Student Data Privacy Widespread Among Americans

A new national poll released today shows that the vast majority of Americans have concerns about student data privacy and the potential use of such data for commercial purposes.

Microsoft Calls for Student Privacy Commitment from Cloud Industry

In a week of heated rhetoric over student privacy, Microsoft has issued a call to industry to commit to protecting student data, at least as it pertains to student data in the cloud.

Brief: Budget Passes Senate, Heads to President's Desk

The Senate today passed a $1.1 trillion budget that includes $70.6 billion for education.

Will Net Neutrality Ruling Doom Education to Second-Class Status?

Education could well see major changes to how it's able to deliver learning content to students with this week's ruling by a federal court on the Open Internet (Net Neutrality) Order.

Obama Administration Calls for Input on Accelerating New Learning Technologies

The Obama administration is asking education leaders for their ideas on accelerating the development of high-impact learning technologies.

House Passes Appropriations Bill, Ed Budget Down Slightly at $70 Billion, Low Income Students and Early Ed Look To Be Winners

Congress is close to approving a $1 trillion bill to fund the government for 2014 and 2015 that teeters in between the wishes put forward by the White House, the Democrat-controlled Senate, and the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. The bill passed in the United States House of Representatives today 359-67 and will next be taken up in the Senate.

Proposed Ed Budget Down Slightly at $70 Billion; Low Income Students and Early Ed Look To Be Winners

Congress is close to approving a $1 trillion bill to fund the government for 2014 and 2015 that teeters in between the wishes put forward by the White House, the Democrat-controlled Senate, and the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

Student Data Not a 'Product' To Be 'Sold to the Highest Bidder'

A United States senator is questioning FERPA guidelines that he said could put student privacy at risk. Today Sen. Edward Markey said he'll introduce legislation in the coming weeks to protect students' sensitive information from commercial exploitation and from potential mishandling.

SIIA: U.S. PreK-12 Is a $7.9 Billion Software Market

In the United States, preK-12 is nearly an $8 billion-a-year software market, according to new data published by the Software & Information Industry Association. And that figure is on the rise despite obvious funding hurdles faced by schools over the last several years.

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