A modest update and a radical makeover for the country's most significant current federal data-privacy law were proposed in the U.S. Senate this week.
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May 15, 2015
April 07, 2015
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
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
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
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 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
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'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
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
Data on graduation rates, postsecondary success, and the efficacy of teacher preparation programs are three important areas affected by the lack of collaboration.