Chicago Public School officials sank to a new and unprecedented low this week. Children whose parents opted them out of testing were pulled from classrooms and questioned by officials from the district law office without parents' knowledge or consent.
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March 23, 2014
March 03, 2014
It is time for administrators to take an ethical stance and make a firm commitment to the fair and kind treatment of children whose parents have opted them out of testing.
December 27, 2013
New York state Assembly Democrats are the latest to register opposition to education department plans to upload students' data to the cloud via inBloom.
December 13, 2013
Privacy questions surrounding districts' use of cloud computing are "poorly understood, non-transparent, and weakly governed," says a new study produced by Fordham University.
December 13, 2013
More school districts are relying on cloud-computing services, but they have not put in place safeguards for protecting students' personal information, a study finds.
December 03, 2013
The free-market-oriented organization is considering draft bills dealing with school choice and a state records database with academic information on individual students.
November 06, 2013
As the review unfolded, it became apparent that we were not working with a holistic, integrated application of standards. To Rene and me, it began to look instead like a checklist forming a platform for standardized testing.
September 26, 2013
A key vote in the Michigan House education committee could undo a budgetary freeze on common-core spending in the state.
August 02, 2013
A conservative member of the Kansas state board believes attacks on the Common Core State Standards are motivated by fear, not facts.
July 26, 2013
there is a new domestic cold war that pits public and private education against each other and seeks to turn human beings into computers