Last week, seven states who contract with Questar for their statewide computer-based assessments were subject to a cyberattack. Pencil and paper assessments don’t face those kinds of problems.
With all of the student data mining and schools, districts and states storing those records electronically who is surprised by hackers targeting that data?
Jane Robbins: Congressional Republicans are skipping down the bipartisan path yet again on the issue of Big Data and lifetime citizen surveillance.
Parents and citizens are alarmed by bills currently moving through the Alabama legislature to create a massive warehouse of education and workforce data.
A Rhode Island school district had to postpone PARCC testing for two days because of a cyber attack made on two of their schools.
Pioneer Institute released another White Paper by Emmett McGroarty (Director of APP Education, American Principles Project), Joy Pullmann (managing editor of School Reform News and Research Fellow, Heartland Institute), and Jane Robbins (Senior Fellow, American Principles Project). Their synopsis: New technology allows advocates for education as workforce development to accomplish what has long been out […]
Richard Innes of The Bluegrass Institute informed me that there are two bills that have been filed related to the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. The first bill, Kentucky House Bill 215 calls for dropping the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, reasserts state sovereignty over education, and […]