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May 19, 2011 | Jarret Cummings
Over the last few years, the federal government has invested over a half-billion dollars in the development of statewide longitudinal data systems (SLDSs). (To learn more, see the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) SLDS Grant Program page.) The key concept behind these systems is to...
May 19, 2011 | Rodney J. Petersen
The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee's Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance Subcommittee held a hearing on Consumer Privacy and Protection in the Mobile Marketplace. See key quotes from the hearing. 
May 18, 2011 | Joan Cheverie
Sen. Patrick Leahy (VT-Dem) introduced legislation to amend the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), which he authored in 1986 to protect the privacy of electronic communications.  While portions of ECPA have been amended in the intervening years, Congress has not enacted comprehensive...
May 18, 2011 | Jarret Cummings
The American Council on Education held a federal policy update webinar yesterday, which included a discussion of the U.S. Department of Education's (ED's) pending regulations on state authorization requirements in relation to distance learning. (See the EDUCAUSE state authorization resource page,...


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