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.
The U.S. Department of Education recently found that the Agora Cyber Charter School in Pennsylvania did violate the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) almost five years after the complaint was made.
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Foundations for Evidenced-Based Policymaking Act today which will create a national data clearinghouse that includes student data.
With all of the student data mining and schools, districts and states storing those records electronically who is surprised by hackers targeting that data?
Gates-funded Data Quality Campaign is going to Congress to weigh in on the Student Privacy Protection Act (H.R. 3157 – 114th Congress) to be reintroduced.
A federal district court granted the request of the California Parents Association to receive all of the personal information and school records of public school students.
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 […]
Below is a guest op/ed by Anne Taylor a mom in Minnesota who is concerned about student data breaches in her local school district. This is a problem that is not limited to Minnetonka, MN or even the state of Minnesota however. School Data Breaches: A New Trend Coming to a Minnesota School Near You […]
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 […]
David Coleman, President of the College Board and “chief architect” of the Common Core State Standards, spoke at the Annual Strategic Data Project (SDP) Beyond the Numbers Convening hosted by the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University. The theme was “from the classroom to the boardroom: analytics for strategy and performance.” He lauded […]