Norfolk Public Schools in Virginia illegally posted dozens of students’ private health information online, as part of the district’s crisis plans The Virginian Pilot reports.
A class action lawsuit was filed against ACT by a group of disabled students and parents of disabled students for release of their disability status.
The New York Times reports that information on school websites is not as safe as one would think. Most tracking scripts on school websites are benign, but not always.
What a Georgia Parent discovered should be a warning to all parents of school-age children: Monitor everything that goes on in the classroom.
Natasha Singer in The New York Times wrote about how student data collected by the College Board through surveys connected with the SAT and PSAT.
A study from Fordham Law School’s Center on Law and Information Policy uncovered and documented an overall lack of transparency in the student information commercial marketplace and an absence of law to protect student information.
Data Quality Campaign reports there are 238 bills related to education data in state legislatures this year so far, and less than a third (70) have anything to do with protecting student data privacy.
American Principles Project and individuals from more than 100 organizations including Education Liberty Watch and Eagle Forum called on Congress to rewrite the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Jane Robbins and Emmett McGroarty: The politicians vented their outrage about Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, censorship of conservative content, etc., but Michelle Malkin points out, “not a peep was heard about the Silicon Valley-Beltway theft ring purloining the personal information and browsing habits of millions of American schoolchildren.”
The White House announced that President Donald Trump’s school security plan also includes a review of FERPA to “determine if any changes or clarifications are needed to improve coordination between mental health and other healthcare professionals, school officials, and law enforcement personnel.”