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January 10, 2019
Illinois officials want to offer student data to help universities recruit high schoolers
A state task force wants to find ways to provide public universities with student data that could help them figure out how to appeal to high schoolers.
right to know
August 19, 2018
A bastion of student data privacy, Colorado yields a bit to demands for more openness
State education officials are considering additional changes for 2019 that should make more information available.
On the Agenda
April 8, 2018
Top New York policymakers to tackle state budget, student privacy, and teacher certification at April meeting
A array of topics could pique the interest of teachers, administrators, and families at April’s Board of Regents meeting.
back to the future
February 12, 2018
Debora Scheffel wants to fill State Board of Education vacancy ‘as a matter of service’
A former State Board of Education member whose defeat in 2016 handed control of the board to Democrats could be on her way back.
January 18, 2018
Personal data of 52 New York students is compromised after testing-company breach
The breach is likely to fuel the already widespread opposition among parents and educators to the state standardized exams in New York.
techie in chief
November 4, 2016
New York City Department of Education appoints chief information officer
Peter Quinn, who previously served in the same role for the state of Massachusetts, will oversee efforts to improve internet access at schools and develop policies to keep data safe.
September 23, 2016
Data privacy worries shield thousands of Colorado test scores from public scrutiny
Inspired in part by the State Board of Education’s zeal for student privacy, the state education department redacted hundreds of additional data points this year.
on the record
July 5, 2016
Pearson CEO: Company has a ‘wider responsibility’ to help end educational inequities
The Pearson CEO also talks data privacy, political influence and the role of technology in classroom.
'you must protect it'
April 27, 2016
Data privacy bill clears Senate committee – with tweaks
A bill to strengthen the privacy and security of student data continued on a smooth path to passage Wednesday, winning unanimous Senate Education Committee approval.
April 11, 2016
Student data privacy bill sails through House committee
A much-anticipated bill intended to strengthen privacy protections for data gathered on K-12 students won 11-0 approval Monday from the House Education Committee.
A big bill drops
March 30, 2016
Colorado lawmakers try again to tighten protection of student data
Education software providers would be subject to new rules and school districts would have new responsibilities under a student data privacy bill introduced Wednesday.
Legislative Preview 2016
January 10, 2016
Lawmakers face tricky choices on education funding, data privacy and more
Colorado’s 100 lawmakers return to the Capitol this week facing a budgetary squeeze and some important unfinished education business.
Art of compromise
March 17, 2015
Amended version of data privacy bill heads to the House
A carefully crafted compromise bill on privacy and security of student data got preliminary Senate approval Tuesday, but some issues remain to be debated in the House.
March 5, 2015
Data privacy bill advances – with a complication
The Senate Education Committee Thursday unanimously approved a key student data privacy bill, but not until after adding an amendment that might complicate the bill's prospects.
House Ed marathon
February 9, 2015
Data privacy protection bills die in committee
The House Education Committee late Monday killed two Republican-sponsored data privacy protection bills following a meeting that lasted more than eight hours.
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