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Student Privacy

Google Apps for Education Behind the Screens

Sue Scheff | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

We should commend Google for their apparent change of heart on the commercialization of our kids. But lingering questions still exist, especially those raised by privacy experts: what took Google so long and what is going to happen with the data Google has been collecting for the past seven years?

Protecting Student Privacy Comes First

Jim Steyer | Posted 07.01.2014 | Technology
Jim Steyer

Educational software is big business. But these companies are not just competing in an $8 billion marketplace. They are being trusted with information about our children, and should be held to the highest standards to ensure our children's privacy and safety.

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...

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 ...

Police Release Protect Alleged Sex Tape Criminal's Identity, Release Victim's Name

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.28.2013 | College

Oklahoma State University police released the name and personal information of a woman who reported she was the victim of a secret sex tape, while red...

Are America's Schools Breeding Grounds for Compliant Citizens?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 12.19.2012 | Education
John W. Whitehead

Once looked to as the starting place for imparting principles of freedom and democracy to future generations, America's classrooms are becoming little more than breeding grounds for compliant citizens.

Why Is Georgia Secretly Giving Student Test Scores to Military Recruiters?

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education
Azadeh Shahshahani

Marlyn and Kyle are certainly not alone. In fact, Georgia's record in terms of protecting the privacy of students who take the ASVAB test has gotten even worse over the years.

Student Privacy in Peril: Massive Data Gathering With Inadequate Privacy and Security

Daniel J. Solove | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education
Daniel J. Solove

One thing is for certain: the Department of Education's mishandling of personal student financial data in this latest data breach proves that we should be wary of how the Department will utilize this type of data in the future.

New Boston Student ID Cards Convenient But A Bit Big Brother?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Boston public school students will soon receive student IDs that can access the city's public transit system, local libraries, community centers and m...