Here is a list of legislation filed filed in 2017 in state houses across the nation dealing with standards, local control, assessments & data privacy.
Since President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, is not giving interviews here are eleven questions Senators should ask.
Stop Common Core in Wisconsin has an education policy voter guide for the Wisconsin 1st Congressional District GOP Primary between Paul Ryan and Paul Nehlen
Emmett McGroarty: A vote for the ESEA Reauthorization will be seen as affirmation of all that is wrong with federal interference in education.
The value of effective teaching assessments is being undercut by the problems created by an overbearing federal involvement defining teacher accountability.
President Barack Obama plans to highlight cybersecurity in his State of the Union Address leading off with campaign-style meeting to discuss the issue.
North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple announced on Monday that students in his state would get access to free, FREE! cloud computing ala Microsoft Office 365 and EduTech. At what cost? I’m sure Microsoft is giving licenses away out of the goodness of their hearts. From the press release Governor Dalrymple’s office sent out: Gov. Jack […]
Similar to what John Eppolito experienced in Nevada, parents in Colorado are having a difficult time accessing their own student’s data, but 3rd party entities don’t seem to have trouble getting access. From Watchdog Wire: Colorado school districts are collecting broad, detailed educational and psychological data on their students for use by private companies and […]
A particularly troubling aspect of the Common Core scheme is the emphasis on massive data-collection on students, and the sharing of that data for various purposes essentially unrelated to genuine education. U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has said: Hopefully, some day, we can track children from preschool to high school and from high […]
Yesterday the West Virginia Board of Education approved a resolution related to how student data will be handled in the state. Here is a copy of the resolution: It’s a step. Similar to a resolution signed by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad it spells out that only aggregate data will be released to the Feds […]