Privacy pitfalls as education apps spread haphazardly
from The New York Times
At school districts across the country, the chief technology officers responsible for safeguarding student data are tearing their hair out. Scores of education technology startups, their pockets full from a rush of venture capital, are marketing new digital learning tools directly to teachers — many are even offering them free to get a foothold in schools. That has enabled educators nationwide to experiment with a host of novel "adaptive learning" products, like math and foreign language apps that record and analyze students' online activities to personalize their lessons.
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