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CDT submitted comments urging the U.S. Department of Education to address the disparate impact of disciplinary uses of student activity monitoring software and to protect the safety and privacy of students of diverse gender identities. White document on a dark grey background.

CDT Urges U.S. Dept. of Ed to Address Student Activity Monitoring Software and Better Protect Students of Diverse Gender Identities

Blue student backpack, with a multi-color trail of data coming from the open top of the bag and encircling it. White CDT logo to the left, "Student Privacy" in blue to the right, and a bright purple background.

As Demand Grows for COVID-19 Testing in Schools, So Must Our Attention to Student Privacy

Graphic for CDT's podcast, entitled "CDT's Tech Talks." Hosted by Jamal Magby, and available on iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud, Spotify, Stitcher, and TuneIn. Dark grey text and app logos, as well as light blue text, on a white background.

Tech Talk: Sharing Student Data Across Public Sectors — Talking Tech w/ Marika Pfefferkorn & Elizabeth Laird

Blue student backpack, with a multi-color trail of data coming from the open top of the bag and encircling it. White CDT logo to the left, "Student Privacy" in blue to the right, and a bright purple background.

Responsible Technology Training Series for Education Practitioners

CDT submitted comments on the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program. White document on a dark grey background.

CDT Urges FCC to Protect Student Privacy and Bolster Equitable Online Access in Establishing Affordable Connectivity Fund

Caption: All four members of CDT’s Equity in Civic Tech team (from left to right: Hugh, Elizabeth, Hannah, Cody) met together for the first time in November 2021 for a team retreat.

Looking Forward to the New Year: Reflections from the Equity in Civic Technology Project

CDT research brief, entitled "Unmet Demand for Community Engagement on School Data and Technology Use." White document on a dark grey background.

Research Brief: Unmet Demand for Community Engagement on School Data and Technology Use

Cover for CDT's report, entitled "Sharing Student Data Across Public Sectors: Importance of Community Engagement to Support Responsible and Equitable Use." Report title & CDT logo in black and light blue text on a white background. Graphic depicts a diverse set of agency practitioners and community members (in purple, green, and yellow) standing around a table, discussing together the implications of different student data proposals.

Report – Sharing Student Data Across Public Sectors: Importance of Community Engagement to Support Responsible and Equitable Use

A report from CDT's Equity in Civic Technology team, entitled "Navigating the New Normal: Ensuring Equitable and Trustworthy EdTech for the Future." Black and purple text on a white background. Purple, blue, and pink blocks line the top of the graphic.

Report – Navigating the New Normal: Ensuring Equitable and Trustworthy EdTech for the Future

CDT's latest research insights and recommendations, this time examining student activity monitoring software. White background with black text and blue artifacts.

Student Activity Monitoring Software: Research Insights and Recommendations

CDT's report, entitled "Online and Observed: Student Privacy Implications of School-Issued Devices and Student Activity Monitoring Software." White background with black text and blue artifacts. Three laptops, lined from left to right, have a variety of pop-ups and open windows on their screens, as well as purple-colored alerts to demonstrate the monitoring and flagging of student activity.

Report – Online and Observed: Student Privacy Implications of School-Issued Devices and Student Activity Monitoring Software

CDT letter, along with a coalition of education and civil rights advocates, urging Congress to protect student privacy. White document on a grey background.

CDT and Coalition of Education and Civil Rights Advocates Urge Congress to Protect Student Privacy