Data Collection

U.S. House hearing on student data gathering shows no limits on the federal desire to know everything about our children

Karen Effrem of Education Liberty Watch has once again put together a powerful letter explaining the privacy problems raised by the proposed reauthorization of the Education Sciences Reform Act (ESRA),…
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Meet the New Equity Assessments: The Tests to Measure Student Social Emotional Learning, SEL. Teach your kids to smile-their future depends on it.

Mom and Dad, how would you answer the questions on this Trauma Informed survey from American Institutes for Research, AIR?  What do you think of adding Trauma Informed pilots and…
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Student Biographical Data: is your school giving test vendors this “extra” information about your child?

It is end of year, high-stakes testing season again.  PARCC, SBAC, SAGE, FCAT, CMAS*, AIR, Questar, Pearson. These words trigger anger for parents, many opt their children out of these tests. (*CMAS is PARCC…
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Connecticut legislators don’t want to protect students after all. Attacking Student Data Privacy Law–AGAIN.

Connecticut passed a student data privacy and transparency bill, Public Act 189,  in 2016. The bill adopted common sense policies associated with contracts between school districts and corporations that collect, maintain, and share…
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Emails from Jeb’s Chiefs for Change and Foundation for Excellence in Ed show nonprofits and government working hand in hand to lead states to Common Core and Online Learning

Governor Jeb Bush, Making "the Moral Case for Education Reform" at Foundation for Excellence in Ed 2016 Summit to over 1,000 ed reformers #EIE16 Jeb Bush has heavily promoted Common Core;…
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