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March 27, 2015

Agency Releases Confidential Info of Thousands of D.C. Students

The leaders of the District of Columbia office of the state superintendent of education said her staff is working to beef up security measures after releasing the private data, including names, birth dates, and disciplinary records.

March 23, 2015

Federal Student-Data-Privacy Bill Delayed Following Criticism

A proposed bill that would establish a new baseline for federal involvement in protecting student-data privacy will undergo further revision before being formally introduced.

March 19, 2015

National Science Foundation Pushes to Make More Research Public Faster

The funding agency releases a new plan to speed up public access to research.

March 17, 2015

Momentum Grows for Digital-Content 'Interoperability' Standards

Ed-tech vendors took a hard look at new digital-content 'interoperability' standards touted by the Houston school district during the annual CoSN conference.

March 13, 2015

Matching Students to Career Paths Through Data

A panel at the South by Southwest edu conference explored the potential for using data to match students with career interests and keep them on track to graduation.

March 10, 2015

Twitter Dialogue Leads to New Privacy Policy for Popular Ed-Tech Company

Clever has revised its privacy policy to promote greater transparency and more stringent handling of student data during "corporate events" such as mergers.

March 10, 2015

New Principles Aim to Guide Use, Protection of Student Data

More than 30 groups representing school officials and educational data-use proponents have signed on to new principles related to student data.

February 26, 2015

The Limits of Testing and the Future of Accountability

Should policymakers have anticipated the problematic consequences of high-stakes testing? Jack Schneider and Paul Reville discuss.

February 24, 2015

Why Has the Dominance of Standardized Tests Persisted?

In this post, Jack Schneider and Paul Reville discuss the increasingly central role that standardized tests have played in public education for the past two decades.

February 23, 2015

Its Time for Students to Own the Student Record: B2C LMS Companion

Secondary and postsecondary students should have cost-free access to a personal companion to the school's learning management system, a business to consumer (B2C) LMS that is a private portable profile. The B2C LMS companion would have goal-setting functionality, a cloud-based portfolio system, and links to social media.

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