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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Data Unicorns? Tech Giants and US Dept of Ed Form Alliance to Leverage Student Data — Without Parent Consent. Project Unicorn: Billionaire partners promoting data interoperability and online "Personalized Learning"

When the Unicorns "protecting" student data are interoperable with the Unicorns taking it, parents and lawmakers might want to pay attention. According to Technopedia, in the Information Technology world, "a…
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Sign the Petition. Support this Maryland Bill to Address Health Risks to Children from School Devices HB1110 to be heard Friday, March 2, 2018.

Sign the petition -- this bill is being heard this Friday, March 2, 2018, 1pm EST. Maryland has an important bill asking to keep school children safe by setting age…
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Why Did the US Depts of Justice and Education Craft Policies Dictating Local/State Policies? Did Parkland School/Law Enforcement/State Officials Enact Ed Reform Policies which Harm Students?

Parkland Resident Calls for Immediate Suspension of Sheriff and School Board Superintendent   There have been calls for more gun legislation and the banning of certain types of firearms and…
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