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May 15, 2014

Student Privacy Protection Topic of Draft Legislation From Two U.S. Senators

A Democrat and a Republican from the U.S. Senate are floating a bill for discussion that would add protections to student data privacy.

March 23, 2014

Michelle Gunderson: Chicago School Officials Question Children Who Opt Out: Intimidation?

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.

March 03, 2014

Michelle Gunderson: Administrator's Pledge on Ethical Treatment of Students Who Opt Out

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 Battle Over inBloom, Data Privacy Heading to Court

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

Companies, Districts Not Protecting Data Gathered Through Cloud, Study Finds

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

Districts' Use of Cloud Computing Brings Privacy Risks, Study Says

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

ALEC Ed. Agenda for 2014: Course Choice, Student Data 'Backpack Act'

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

Florida Teacher: "I Was Among Those Who Reviewed the Common Core in 2009"

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

Common Core Given Boost by Key Michigan House Vote

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 Kansas Board Member on Supporting Common Core

A conservative member of the Kansas state board believes attacks on the Common Core State Standards are motivated by fear, not facts.

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