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December 12, 2014

School Information Design Winners Aim to Simplify Accountability Data for Parents

The Foundation for Excellence in Education announced the winners of its competition that asked designers to create parent-friendly school accountability report cards.

November 20, 2014

States Forging Ahead on Educational Data Systems, Report Finds

States have established data systems collecting student education data, but now need to find ways to use that information effectively, a new report finds.

November 20, 2014

States Expanded Availability and Uses of Student K-12 Data, New Report Says

The Data Quality Campaign lists 10 "state actions" that the group believes will help public schools better utilize and share data.

November 12, 2014

Principals Push for More Safeguards for Student Privacy

The National Association of Secondary School Principals released a set of recommendations for federal, state and local school officials that outline concrete steps it says will improve policies and practices to protect student data.

November 11, 2014

Rand Study Says Personalized Learning Boosts Academic Gains

A Gates Foundation funded report indicated that public charter school students are making greater gains in math and reading than similar students at comparable schools. Studied schools are also adopting similar practices such as personal learning paths, competency-based progression and flexible learning environments.

October 30, 2014

National Science Foundation Releases Data Tool for STEM Education

The National Science Foundation released a data tool today that puts STEM education statistics into a friendly, visual format.

October 14, 2014

Atlanta Cheating Case: Prosecution Zeroes In on Former Regional Director

The trial in the nation's largest cheating scandal is now in its third week. A dozen former educators and administrators face felony racketeering charges for their alleged roles in changing students' test scores to inflate performance and qualify for bonuses.

October 14, 2014

How Designers Can Enable and Empower Our Schools

Guest blog from My School Information Design Challenge judges Duncan Swain, Sandy Speicher and Leslie Ziegler highlighting how design can enable and empower schools.

October 10, 2014

Ed. Data-Mining Research Effort Wins Federal Grant, Raises Privacy Questions

The National Science Foundation awarded a $4.8 million grant for the creation of a massive repository for storing, sharing and analyzing digital learning data.

October 10, 2014

Growing Global: Reflections on 10 Years in the Field

The Global Learning blog is beginning a series, starting today, to reflect on the state of global competence and the growth we have seen over the years in programs and policies that promote it. This is what we will endeavor to do over the course of the next nine weeks in this blog—look at where we are and from where we have come, how we have grown, and the challenges we still face.

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