For the Record: Congressional Hearings with BigTech and Privacy Advocates on New Federal Law Sept 26, 2018 and October 10, 2018 Senate Hearing highlights and partial transcription

Congress is holding a series of hearings to discuss the possibility of drafting a new federal privacy law.  If you didn't catch the first two Senate Hearings, you can watch…
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Google Wants Globally Shared, Interoperable Data, calls it “Privacy”. Watch Congressional Data Privacy Hearing with Tech Industry

Watch here Wednesday morning 10am EST September 26, 2018  as Congressional Senate Commerce Committee talks data privacy with tech giants Twitter, Google, Amazon, Apple, AT&T, and Charter Communications Inc. In…
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Competency-Based Education: is it really “Correspondence Education” in disguise? If yes, it might not be eligible for federal funding. Congress largely eliminated Title IV aid for correspondence courses because of widespread abuse.

In December 2017 The Huffington Post  published this piece, Risks Of Fraud In Competency-Based Education, written by David Halperin, where he reviews the Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General…
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Google’s Economic Intelligence Report. “Driving the Skills Agenda: Preparing students for the future” Merging Education and Workforce Pathways

Who knew Google played a role in the ed-workforce 21st Century Skills (data) pipeline?    Google for Education commissioned this 2015 study entitled, Driving the skills agenda: Preparing students for the…
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Internet Gaming Addiction is named an official disorder. So now what? Parents, learn what this means about screen time and your child.

The World Health Organization, (WHO) just classified "gaming disorder" as a mental health condition. This WHO announcement comes on the heels of the American Academy of Pediatrics considering Internet Gaming Disorder…
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NWEA MAP Assessments. Study connects test disengagement to student deep-rooted problems. Personalized Learning and Adaptive Assessments: Parents need consent, transparency on how student data (and meta data ) are used and shared.

Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence are rampant in education, via online "personalized learning" and online adaptive assessments.  If you want a good tutorial on why these hidden algorithms are a problem,…
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Bombshell Study: Thousands of Educational Apps are Improperly Tracking Children. Parents, click here to see the over 4,000 educational apps that are profiling children.

EdWeek recently wrote about a study that found Android educational apps from the Google Play Store (remember Google built Android, Google Analytics) are improperly sharing children's data with third parties.…
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Parents and Students: only 6 personal items required on SAT and PSAT, the rest are optional. Opting out of the Questionnaire and Student Search Service does not harm chances at scholarship or college admission.

Reminder for parents: you do NOT have to give this data marketer additional information about your child.  SAT testing is around the corner and Colorado schools and the Colorado Department…
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Unicorns, brain scans, mind tracking, and behavioral data? Oh my. President Trump is Reviewing FERPA, HIPPA, and Replacing Student Privacy Chief--what does this mean for edtech Unicorns and for students?

Project Unicorn Partners presented on Brain Scanning, Data Interoperability, and Student Behavior at 2018 The annual edtech fest was held March 5-8, 2018. is where education software companies come to…
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