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Five Ways Community Organizations Can Ensure Effective and Responsible Data Use

May 10, 2017 | Strive Together

Five Ways Community Organizations Can Ensure Effective and Responsible Data Use

Data informed decision-making is a central tenet of cradle to career collective impact efforts, neighborhood-based strategies, community schools initiatives, and other outcomes-focused community-based organizations. The ability of community organizations to access student-level data from schools is critical to understanding what is working and what actions are leading to improved outcomes. To ensure student protection and […]

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CoSN Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal

May 10, 2017 | Consortium for School Networking

CoSN Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal

Developed through the collaborative insight and work of national educational leadership organizations and school systems nationwide, the Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal embodies the commitment of school leadership to safeguard the digital privacy of student data. The TLE Seal is a program addressing school system student data privacy and security. It provides school system leaders with […]

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Personalized Learning: The Conversations We’re Not Having

May 9, 2017 | Data & Society Research Institute

Personalized Learning: The Conversations We’re Not Having

Key questions explored in this primer include: what, exactly the rhetoric surrounding personalized learning is promising, and why? Can an analysis show whether this technology is delivering what it promises? And what other concerns, absent from the discourse, do we need to be most attendant to when the educational sphere imports a framework of data […]

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The Legacy of inBloom

May 9, 2017 | Data & Society Research Institute

The Legacy of inBloom

InBloom was an ambitious edtech initiative funded in 2011, launched in 2013, and ended in 2014. This report addresses why the story of inBloom is important. For some, inBloom’s story is one of contradiction: the initiative began with unprecedented scope and resources. And yet, its decline was swift and public. What caused a $100 million initiative […]

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Opportunity for all? Technology and Learning in Lower-Income Families

May 9, 2017 | The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop

Opportunity for all? Technology and Learning in Lower-Income Families

This report analyzes the ‘digital divide’ by discussing challenges faced by lower income families with respect to the use of technology in learning, both at home and in the classroom, and discusses rates of device ownership, home internet access, digital literacy amongst both students and parents, and potential solutions.

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The Proverbial “Permanent Record”

May 8, 2017 | New York University School of Law

The Proverbial “Permanent Record”

This paper examines where permanent record concerns point to issues that have yet to be addressed by  policymakers,  and  it  suggests  mechanisms  to  clarify  the  debate and  better address stakeholder fears  by  providing  a better privacy infrastructure.

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