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April 07, 2015

Major FERPA Overhaul Under Consideration in U.S. House

A draft overhaul of FERPA would ban the use of students' educational records for marketing, allow companies to be fined, and expand parental opt-out rights.

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.

January 21, 2015

Student-Data Privacy, Net Neutrality Make Cameos in State of the Union Address

The education technology community must continue waiting for details on the new federal Student Digital Privacy Act proposed by President Obama earlier this month.

November 21, 2014

Report Finds More States Collecting Data to Inform Educators, Parents

States must shift from a compliance-driven approach to a "customer service" based system when sharing student education data with parents, students and educators.

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.

October 07, 2014

Student-Privacy Pledge for Ed-Tech Providers Draws Praise, Criticism

Companies now have a voluntary pledge for privacy practices they can sign as K-12 service providers, but some privacy advocates say it doesn't go far enough.

May 29, 2014

Nevada Dad Told It Will Cost $10K to See School Data State Collects on His Children

Nevada's state longitudinal data system does not contain readable records for individual children, state officials said, raising new questions in the educational-data debate.

November 18, 2013

Teacher Prep. Evaluation Depends on Better Longitudinal Data, Studies Find

As teacher preparation programs come under increasing pressure to track the effectiveness of their graduates, a new report by the Data Quality Campaign finds that fewer than half of states provide annual data on teacher performance to colleges of education.

November 28, 2012

States' Inability to Share Data Seen as Creating Knowledge Gaps

Data on graduation rates, postsecondary success, and the efficacy of teacher preparation programs are three important areas affected by the lack of collaboration.

November 15, 2012

Report Emphasizes Creating Culture of Better Data Use in Schools

With the infrastructure for robust, longitudinal education data systems in place for most states, the Data Quality Campaign says the focus should now be on helping educators use the systems more effectively.

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