In their own words: US Dept of Ed, Learning Registry and vendors on gathering student data

                                   Today, we bring you  "In their own words."  What the US Department of Education says: Click here to watch this Learning Registry video.  This Department of Defense/Department of Education…
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Parents: Don’t Listen to the United Way. Don’t Sign Away Your Child’s Data and Give Up a Constitutional Right to Privacy.

Is social impact 'for the kids' or for ROI?   The Family Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) has been a stumbling block in accessing data in education reformer plans for…
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The Nagging Nanny State Wants Even More Information on Students. GEAR UP for the GOALS it has Decided You Need.

From the Federal Register July 1, 2015 and the request to track graduating students and determine their grit in college attendance:   ***************************** Title of Collection: Student Messaging in GEAR…
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Update: ‘Stakeholders’ will Supply Free Diapers, Formula if Public School Parents Agree to Track Personal Conversations with their Babies

Russell Winn follows up on his article about the Huntsville School District signing a contract for a program to track conversations between parents and children in their homes.  He provides…
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Smarter Balanced and On-Line Monitoring of Students. Did it Learn Anything from the Pearson/New Jersey Incident?

The kerfuffle about Pearson contacting the New Jersey Department of Education to determine the identity of a student who tweeted about the PARCC test was a much discussed topic last…
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