The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and U.S. Department of Education (ED) increasingly are responding to concerns about educational technology and its ability to capture and manipulate massive quantities of private student and parent data. “EdTech,” as it is called, broadly … Continue Reading
“Big data” in the education context refers to the massive amount of information collected by K-12 schools and higher education institutions on student socio-economics, race and sex, test performance, academic performance, graduation rates, behavior and a myriad of other data … Continue Reading
Public schools have generated and maintained massive amounts of student information for decades. Standardized test scores, grades, conduct records, psychological and medical information, student assessments, child and parent personal information, and teacher evaluations of children’s performance are all essential to … Continue Reading
“Not so fast!” cried privacy advocates and parents when California federal judge Kimberly Mueller ordered the release of a huge database of personally identifiable student information to a group of plaintiffs’ lawyers.
Morgan Hill Concerned Parents v. California Department of … Continue Reading
Twenty-first century students, parents, and teachers use technology for everyday tasks such as instruction, testing, and communicating regarding student performance. Online services frequently require students, parents, or teachers to create accounts and provide detailed information about the student, including his … Continue Reading