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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EWA2017: “Nation’s Education Reporters Confident They’re Making a Difference” Is the Job of an Education Reporter to Learn How to Write PR Instead of the Facts? Philanthropists, NGOs and EdReformers Hope So.

            The Education Writers Association (EWA) is the invitation only event for writers covering education.  The title of this article was taken from EWA's website…
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Should The Geneva Convention Be Applied in Schools to End Collective Punishment? .It Depends on Your Definition of War.

  An eleven year old girl recently made internet news when she declared collective punishment should not be used by her teacher as it violated  The Geneva Convention. The Daily…
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Jeb Bush says, “Parents know best for their children.” Does that mean PARENTS can choose schools without Common Core standards, tests, data? If parents know best, why not let PARENTS choose?

Jeb Bush at The American Federation for Children (AFC) Summit. May 23, 2017   Betsy DeVos recently declared there is no more Common Core.  Tell that to the parents in 46…
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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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Missouri Activist Sues Over Illegal Conduct by the General Assembly – Again Could save state from flawed civics exam requirement

Jefferson City, MO, May 9, 2017 - A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Senate Bill 638, passed by the Missouri General Assembly in 2016, was filed in Cole County circuit…
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