Cheri Kiesecker: Before you put out the welcome mat and assume ‘Home Visits are great; it is helping kids’… Please consider this: What is the trade off?
Online data, whether it is employee data or student data, is not 100 percent safe which is why schools should be extremely limited in what they store online.
Allison McDowell wrote a series of questions for parents to ask their children’s schools about the digital curriculum they use.
Some teachers discovered that classroom data walls that tracks student progress on assessments are not the motivator for students they hoped they would be.
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.
Jane Robbins: Parents are in charge here, and unless they can show you a state or federal statute requiring you to subject your child to the objectionable mandate, stand your ground.
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.
There are 36 gubernatorial contests in 2018 with 269 declared candidates. What are they saying about education? According to Rick Hess and Sofia Gallo at American Enterprise Institute, not so much.
J.R. Wilson: The education system has changed so much so rapidly in the last fifteen to twenty years that it is anyone’s guess as to what will happen in the future. Here are a few of my guesses for 2018.
An encounter with Google Pizza provides a great example of why Congress should reject any bill that creates a national data clearinghouse.