238 Education Data Bills Hit State Capitols in 2018 So Far

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.

Malkin’s Right: Silicon Valley’s-Beltway Ed Data Mining Has Been Ignored

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.”

President Trump Calls for a Review of FERPA

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.”

Jane Robbins Testifies to House Committee on Education & the Workforce

Jane Robbins, a senior fellow with American Principles Project, was one of four witnesses to testify during the House Committee on Education and the Workforce’s hearing on Evidence-Based Policymaking and the Future of Education.

(Video) Jane Robbins: What is FEPA?

Jane Robbins, a senior fellow at American Principles Project, recorded this short video for Red Kudzu explaining what the Foundations of Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (S. 2046) is and what it will do if passed by the U.S. Senate.

FEPA Gives Bureaucrats, Private Parties, Hackers A Data Gold Mine

Jane Robbins: We must understand what kinds of data reside in various agencies and ponder the possible consequences of sharing that data as contemplated by FEPA.

Tracking FEPA in the U.S. Senate

The Foundations of Evidence-Based Policymaking (S. 2046) was referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.