The NewDeal for Education: Familiar Common Core and Data Driven Reformers Shifting Education to a Workforce Pipeline.

Before the roll-out of Common Core, 10 organizations got together in 2005 and created a "nonprofit" whose mission was about collecting and  standardizing children's data. That organization, The Data Quality…
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Paul Ryan’s New Evidence-Based Nonprofit to Partner with Academic Institutions, Shape Government Policies. What could go wrong?

Former Congressman Paul Ryan who sponsored the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018, HR18-4174, is now investing in an evidence-based policy business.  According to today's Journal Sentinel piece, Ryan…
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Why is Google Tracking Students’ Location, Voice Activity, Web & App Activity, Device Info, YouTubes Searched and Watched? Here's how to check your student's school issued GSuite account.

Google defends Gmail data sharing, gives few details on violations-Reuters With mounting concerns about school safety, screen addiction,  screen time's known health and brain effects, increase in internet crimes against…
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Kids are being bombarded with online ads (sometimes graphic)––in school. Time to STOP online ads to students? This petition says online ads have no place in school. We agree. Do you?

Students are often presented with distracting, sometimes very inappropriate online ads while using school issued computers and software.  These ads pop up or appear as side-bar recommendations to click here,…
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Data Interoperability: Is it the next phase of Common Core? CCSSO says data interoperability is necessary for online personalized learning.

photo: You may recall when teacher Peter Greene asked a brilliant question years ago, "Are Common Core Standards Actually Data Tags?"  Greene said, "We’ve been saying that CCSS are limited…
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Big Gov meet Big Brother? The U.S. Race to Beat China. HART and #AI, and OpenData, and a Light-Touch on Data Privacy.

The government has some big ideas on big data. The Federal Data Strategy-- calling for feedback. According to this public notice, the Bipartisan Policy Center is hosting a November 8…
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