The answer to addressing the problem of student data mining is not to make it more accessible, but to do less, preferably none at all.
Nine national organizations and 62 state grassroots organizations in 31 states express concern about student data privacy in the attempt to reauthorize the Education Sciences Reform Act (ESRA).
The Data Quality Campaign released its annual report on how states are doing at accomplishing their policy agenda for student data collection.
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.