The U.S. Department of Labor just awarded $11.4 million in state grants to “develop, enhance state workforce databases” to link with education data.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation after a two-year study found school devices are spying on kids who use them, and their parents are blissfully unaware.
Jane Robbins: All parents should download the Parent Toolkit just released by the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy to learn how to protect their children.
Lynne Taylor and Kirsten Lombard discuss the trend of collecting, sharing, and mining of personally identifiable student data and where it is heading.
While it is interesting how Common Core assessments are processed in New York once students take them, what happens to the data is far more important.
Cheri Kiesecker: The College Board, owner of the PSAT and SAT, solicits personal information from each student without parental consent.
Jane Robbins: Congressional Republicans are skipping down the bipartisan path yet again on the issue of Big Data and lifetime citizen surveillance.
Check your school district calendars for SAT administration dates if it is administered in your district and know what is not required in order to take it.
Parents and citizens are alarmed by bills currently moving through the Alabama legislature to create a massive warehouse of education and workforce data.
Jane Robbins: We oppose a proposal by the National Center for Education Statistics to join OECD in conducting the International Early Learning Study (IELS).