The Attorney General should call a halt to educational data mining activities, and force compliance with all privacy laws for the protection of our children in New Hampshire.
Jane Robbins: Individuals should be free to accomplish their own dreams by virtue of their unique characteristics. Impersonal algorithms should not block that chance.
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.
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.
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.
Shane Vander Hart: The Associated Press reports that Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg will team up for an education initiative focused on kids who have trouble learning. What could possibly go wrong?
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.
“Silicon Valley is going all out to own America’s school computer-and-software market, projected to reach $21 billion in sales by 2020.”
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.
Jane Robbins: We oppose a proposal by the National Center for Education Statistics to join OECD in conducting the International Early Learning Study (IELS).