Using Student Data Essential for Research that Empower Students

April 15, 2016 | Future of Privacy Forum

Using Student Data Essential for Research that Empower Students

In our nation’s schools, we have seen widespread use of zero tolerance policies that lead to suspension, expulsion, and other extreme disciplinary measures. Do these policies work or do they cause more harm than good? Thanks to research that studied student data over time, we now know that these procedures are not effective in preventing future misbehavior nor improving student […]

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South by south what??? SXSWedu 2016 Privacy Panels –privacy still matters

March 24, 2016

South by south what??? SXSWedu 2016 Privacy Panels –privacy still matters

SXSWedu is described as the conference to attend when it comes to tech and education. The events are fun, the parties can be a blast, and the innovation presented is often quite impressive. SXSWedu prides itself in bringing a diverse group of stakeholders to discuss everything and anything tech, education and lately – privacy. But […]

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19 Times Data Analysis Empowered Students and Schools

March 22, 2016 | Brenda Leong

19 Times Data Analysis Empowered Students and Schools

Which Students Succeed and Why? “Thoughtful use of education data has tremendous potential to improve and address inequities in America’s education system. Scientists better understand how the brain incorporates new information and skills. Educators have a more accurate sense of student progress and potential risk for dropping out. Students and teachers use more detailed information […]

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What do education leaders think about the debate around parental consent?

March 11, 2016

What do education leaders think about the debate around parental consent?

Much has been discussed about the role of parental consent in education when it pertains to student data. Some are of the opinion that parents should be able to choose whether their child’s data is sent to a third party or not, others don’t believe parents should have the responsibility to make this decision. The […]

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School Officials? What do they do and who are they?

February 11, 2016

School Officials? What do they do and who are they?

When we talk about protecting student data, we typically think of apps or student portals holding student data and the challenges of protecting this data. But the reality behind these electronic archiving mediums is that there are many human beings involved in the creation and maintenance of such systems. There are also many individuals and […]

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Can we “quantify” students and protect their privacy?

February 3, 2016

Can we “quantify” students and protect their privacy?

When I was in high school, a moon or two ago, I was offered a “career aptitude test” that was supposed to determine what career was best for me based on my responses. Most of us laughed at the results that came of that test. It’s 2016 and some argue that this is the year […]

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Parental choice…

January 19, 2016

Parental choice…

As parents we are constantly making decisions on behalf of our children. We act in what we believe are the best interests of our children and, for the most part, make the decision quickly because we understand the ramifications of our choices and nobody knows our children as well as we do. Making choices involves […]

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