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Education’s Top Chief Technology Officers Look Ahead

Amidst a sea of suits, Melissa Dodd, Chief Technology Officer of San Francisco Unified School District, became the second woman named as the top CTO of the year by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN).

Pursuing Academic Freedom and Data Privacy Is a Balancing Act

Recently, undergraduates at Harvard University raised concerns about the institution handing over their data to an anti-affirmative action group as part of a lawsuit.

Republican Party Platform Addresses Education, Nods to Edtech

The Republican Party has released its official party platform in full. The 58-page document outlines issues the party will focus on during the home stretch to the election and after, though nominee Donald Trump has not officially endorsed it.

Missions and Network-Building: How One Rural District is Making the Edtech Transition

[Commentary] Imagine a school system that operates in an environment where technology is abundant, teachers seamlessly use digital resources, and students communicate and collaborate with other students from around the world.

Edtech Startups Protest FCC Proposal for ‘Two-Tiered Internet’

Leading education entrepreneurs recently filed concerns about how having a “two-tiered” Internet can stifle innovation.

ConnectED Program Offers Schools Almost $2B in Products, Services

Close to $2 billion dollars in private company resources will flow into US schools through the ConnectED Initiative over the next three to four years.

Searching for that $1 Billion in ConnectED Commitments

[Commentary] The wheels of school bureaucracies may seem creaky and slow -- but so, too, it turns out, are those of corporate America.

Reframing the Data Debate

[Commentary] The uses and misuses of student data have become the focus of an increasingly bitter debate in the education community and the nation.

An Edtech Bill of Rights

[Commentary] What are educators’ priorities when it comes to education technology? And what should be included in an “Edtech Bill of Rights”?

Why Net Neutrality Matters to Education

[Commentary] At present, the rules prevent Internet service providers (ISPs) from showing preferential treatment to content providers of any kind, ensuring that the biggest and smallest of sites on the web are accessible.