Between a rock and a hard place with College Board and SAT College Board says it allows subcontractors to access personal IEP and 504 disability data

Sunday, January 28 is International Privacy Day. Please, when you think of privacy, remember that in today's high-tech classrooms,  K-12 students are a captive audience, in a state of nearly constant surveillance and ever increasing data collection. Student…
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Alarming who has access to IRS and Census information by “hook or crook”. How it's being done and how Congress is expanding access to data.

Many Americans have  been asked to complete a survey for the Census Bureau.  The questions are detailed and invasive and leave most wondering who sees this information.  The Census Bureau assures you that "Your…
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Data breaches, cyber hacks and ransom notes…in Schools. Who is legally liable for k-12 student data privacy and security?

K-12 students and parents are hostage to the data overlords. No, I mean really,  hostage, in every sense.  As Natasha Singer points out here  and here, "BigData" and edtech have taken over…
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A look at the questionnaire given to students when they take the SAT and PSAT The College Board says it's optional, do ALL students and parents know that?

Snapshot of College Board's OPTIONAL Student Data Questionnaire (2016-17) shared from Colorado Dept. of Ed website. CLICK TO ENLARGE The above screenshot of the Student Data Questionnaire was posted on…
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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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Student Biographical Data: is your school giving test vendors this “extra” information about your child?

It is end of year, high-stakes testing season again.  PARCC, SBAC, SAGE, FCAT, CMAS*, AIR, Questar, Pearson. These words trigger anger for parents, many opt their children out of these tests. (*CMAS is PARCC…
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