Letting parents opt in to data-sharing initiatives is "fraught with technical difficulties," said Lori Fey of the Ed-Fi Aliiance at SXSWedu.
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March 04, 2014
March 04, 2014
Securing student data and reshaping the public discourse around this hot-button issue are big topics at this year's South by Southwest education conference.
February 25, 2014
New federal guidance focuses on making sense of federal laws and implementing best practices to better protect students' data privacy.
February 24, 2014
A data system developed by Pearson, called PowerSchool, has been linked to problems with student and school records in a number of North Carolina districts.
February 19, 2014
Pennsylvania is the only state to link its K-12 data system with data from key early-childhood education, health, and social services programs, a new report finds.
February 10, 2014
The New York state education department's partnership with inBloom may proceed despite privacy concerns from parents, a state judge determined.
February 04, 2014
The Data Quality Campaign and a host of partners are urging states to promote policies that will foster better use of student data by educators.
January 14, 2014
The Obama administration is hosting a "datapalooza" meant to promote tech innovations and entrpreneurship to drive down college costs, a discussion that could resonate in K-12.
December 31, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education says its online information-sharing network, the Learning Registry, now houses 300,000 resources from a wide variety of sources.
December 18, 2013
Two companies have launched new algorithm-based screening tools they believe can predict the impact teacher candidates will have on student performance.