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February 24, 2014

School: A Zone of Privacy and Innovation

Secretary Duncan is addressing the Common Sense Media School Privacy Zone Summit today in Washington. I hope he acknowledges that student privacy is paramount--and so is student learning. We can and must craft updates to public education policy that reflect new opportunities as well as new concerns.

January 24, 2014

State Chiefs Pledge to Not Share Student Data With Arne Duncan, Ed. Dept.

The letter from 34 state superintendents caps a rising wave of concern that administering student assessments through two big multistage consortia puts student data privacy at risk.

January 24, 2014

State Chiefs to Arne Duncan: We Won't Share Student Data

The letter from 34 state superintendents caps a rising wave of concern that administering student assessments through two big multistate consortia puts student data privacy at risk.

January 14, 2014

Forum on Privacy Examines Districts' Role in Protecting Data

Sen. Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, will soon propose legislation meant to safeguard student data, records that many privacy advocates say are at risk.

January 09, 2014

New York State Delays Uploading Private Student Data to Cloud

New York state is delaying the uploading of all private student data to the cloud, some say in response to political pressure.

December 06, 2013

Buckley Warns NAEP Background Survey Proposals May Reinvent the Data Wheel

The National Assessment Governing Board faced criticism of its proposals to reorganize background questions asked of students in the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

November 27, 2013

Chicago School System Decides Against Partnership With inBloom

The Chicago school system has chosen not to partner with inBloom, signaling yet another challenge for the ed-tech nonprofit.

November 08, 2013

Student Privacy Concerns Prompt Colo. District to Dump inBloom

inBloom, the ed-tech nonprofit company that helps schools store and use student data to create more personalized learning, is seeing its popularity decline.

October 14, 2013

UPDATED: Advocates Call on Ed-Tech Industry to Protect Children's Data

Common Sense Media, an advocacy group that rates education products, is urging major industry group to take stronger steps to protect student data, the New York Times reports.

September 26, 2013

Cloud Computing Jeopardizes Student Privacy, Report Warns

The growing use of cloud computing by European schools is putting students there at risk of being "tracked and profiled," a new report says.

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