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January 6, 2015 at 12:29 PM

Roundup: Teen sparks privacy debate over school iPads; states help foster kids in college

Minnesota teen sparks international debate about privacy in schools (MinnPost): High-school junior Nathan Ringo pushed back on his school’s iPad policy, saying the privacy clause agreement surrounding the devices is overly broad and ambiguous. His concerns went viral after the teen wrote about them on the popular online ‘zine Boing Boing.

Helping foster kids transition to college (NPR): Several states, including Washington, are forming formal agreements with colleges to help students who have aged out of the foster care system. In Michigan, this means most of these students get free tuition and receive extra support from campus coaches and other advocates.

More states facing court battles over school funding (Marketplace): Thirteen states are currently engaged in active litigation over education funding.

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