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Student Data

What We Lose Without Education Data

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 09.21.2015 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

The infrastructure and use of data to support students has grown tremendously over the last decade. We now have tools that alert educators when students are at risk of falling off track. We have programs that identify opportunities for students, like scholarships, they may not be aware of otherwise.

Parent-Managed Learner Profiles Will Power Personalization

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

Jessie's mom arrived at an elementary enrollment open house with a full record from the Montessori school she had attended for five years.

Education Community Stands Up for Safe, Effective Data Use

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

Where student data are concerned, privacy and security are paramount. Information is power, and we need to keep private, personal information out of the wrong hands. But what about getting the right information into the right hands?

Obama Wants The Government To Do More To Protect Student Privacy

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday proposed strengthening laws against identity theft by requiring notification when consumer inform...

New Orleans Charter Operator Bails; Surplus Laptops Sold Bearing Student Data

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 12.20.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

We have yet another example of the problems introduced by "charter churn": the changing of hands of equipment and the opening of fresh doors by which the security of student data might be breached.

States Keep Track Of Students Even After They Move

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

The following comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. For years, Washington state has collected data on students from...

Make Personalized Learning a Reality Says Ed Tech Task Force

Stephen Balkam | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Stephen Balkam

Do we really need another Blue Ribbon committee to tell us our school system is broken and we, in the U.S., are hopelessly falling behind the rest of the world?

Wasted Data: Student Information Should be Shared

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 06.07.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

It's no secret that technology implementation in P-12 schools comes with some serious red tape. While American colleges and universities tend to be at...

Smoke, Mirrors, and the Common Core

Nicholas Tampio | Posted 05.16.2014 | New York
Nicholas Tampio

Politicians cannot make the Common Core problem disappear with smoke and mirrors. Sooner or later, most people will admit that the Common Core experiment has failed. Why wait?

Schools Must Be More Careful With Student Data, Says Government

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department on Tuesday encouraged school districts to use more scrutiny to protect student privacy when using online ...

Joy Resmovits

Immense Unease Over Advertisers Nabbing Student Data: Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

As technology continues to seep into U.S. classrooms, an overwhelming number of parents and others worry that children's private information may not b...

Is Student Data Safe?

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. In Kentucky, parents, educators and policy makers can track how ma...

More Schools Collecting, Using Student Data

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. A growing number of states are expanding the way they use student ...

Criminal Referrals For Ohio Officials Likely For Falsifying School Data

The Columbus Dispatch | Jennifer Smith Richards | Posted 01.14.2013 | Education

As state officials said there's a "strong likelihood" they'll refer Columbus school employees for criminal prosecution at the end of their student-dat...

Shameless Shape Shifters

Gary Stager | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Gary Stager

My journalism has set out to expose the ideologues and profiteers engaged in dismantling the democratic ideals of public education. And yet, I just got hoodwinked by Joel Klein and the Rupert Murdoch-owned company he leads.

Junyo CEO Discusses How To Improve Education Using Learning Analytics

Posted 06.25.2012 | Education

Delivering the keynote address at the 2012 Strata conference, Steve Schoettler emphasized how learning analytics can be used to improve education -- ...

Joy Resmovits

Union Letter: Murdoch's Company Should Not Have Access To Student Data

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.05.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- New York should drop a $27 million contract with Wireless Generation, a Rupert Murdoch-owned student data tracking company, in light of Ne...