Weekly News Round-up: April 18, 2014

By Alex Honeysett 04.18.2014 blog

Here’s what’s been happening in the ed trades this week. Hope you’re all enjoying a nice, long weekend!

What Do Americans Really Think About U.S. Education?
This infographic, from our friends at Edudemic, looks at how Americans rate certain school subjects. Can you guess which subject most Americans consider to be the most valuable in their lives? Read on to find out.

Prominent Ed-Tech Players’ Data-Privacy Policies Attract Scrutiny
As EdWeek explains, there is growing concern about how technology vendors are handling student-data privacy.  

Parental Involvement is Overrated
According to this New York Times article, researchers found that “most forms of parental involvement, like observing a child’s behavior, helping to decide a child’s high school courses, or helping a child with homework, do not improve student achievement.”

Why You Should Unplug
If you need an excuse to relax this weekend, here’s a great article from Edudemic. Did you know 3 out 5 people spend more time with their technology than they do with their spouse? Scary.

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