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Massive Data Breaches, Billions in Wasted Funds: Who Is Holding Edtech Vendors Accountable?

EdSurge By Jenny Abamu

May 24, 2017

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Privacy Advocates Release Toolkit for Parents to Protect Student Data

The Journal

May 16, 2017

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New Toolkit Offers Parents Tips for Protecting Student Privacy Amidst Growing Concerns

EdSurge

May 16, 2017

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New Student Data Privacy Toolkit Encourages Parent Advocacy

Education Week by Sarah Schwartz

May 16, 2017

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Report Roll Call

POLITICO Morning Education

May 16, 2017

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Here’s a Resource to Help You Protect Your Student’s Privacy

Truth in American Education By Jane Robbins

May 16, 2017

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To Fight ‘Surveillance Culture,’ Activists Release Kid-Focused Privacy Toolkit

Common Dreams

May 16, 2017

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Personal data is collected on kids at school all the time. Here’s help for parents to protect children’s privacy.

The Washington Post by Leonie Haimson and Rachael Stickland

May 16, 2017

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Autopsy of inBloom Sparks Old Debates About Sharing Student Data

Education Week by Benjamin Herold

February 14, 2017

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Will Trump care about student data privacy?

The Washington Post Answer Sheet by Valerie Strauss

November 18, 2016

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6 things schools can do to ensure student data privacy

eSchoolNews by James Litton

October 19, 2016

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Online Gaming Platform Aims to Teach Social and Emotional Skills

Education Week by Alexa J. Henry

October 18, 2016

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Facebook-backed school software shows promise – and raises privacy concerns

The Washington Post by Emma Brown and Todd C. Frankel

October 11, 2016

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How the SAT and PSAT collect personal data on students – and what the College Board does with it

The Washington Post Answer Sheet by Cheri Kiesecker

September 21, 2016

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Parent Coalition for Student Privacy’s opposition of the SAFE KIDS Act

POLITICO Morning Tech

September 21, 2016

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After lengthy process, State Education Department hires chief privacy officer

POLITICO by Keshia Clukey

August 24, 2016

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Big win for advocates as New York State names chief privacy officer

Education Week by Christina Veiga

August 24, 2016

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State Hires Privacy Officer to Protect Student Data

WNYC by Yasmeen Khan

August 24, 2016

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Can ‘early warning systems’ keep children from dropping out of school?

The Washington Post by Emma Brown

June 21, 2016

 

Marketers Target Students Through Online Learning

MeriTalk by Chelsea Legendre

May 25, 2016

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What’s Holding Up the Education-Research Bill in Congress?

EdWeek by Andrew Ujifusa

May 16, 2016

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Education Research Needs Data

U.S. News by Michael Hansen

March 25, 2016

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STUDENT DATA UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

POLITICO Morning Education by Caitlin Emma

March 23, 2016

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Education Data, Student Privacy Take Spotlight at Capitol Hill Hearing

Education Week by Andrew Ujifusa

March 22, 2016

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Congress seeks to update student data privacy law

edscoop by Yizhu Wang

March 22, 2016

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Congress Confronts a Balancing Act Between Education Research Data and Student Privacy Rights

The 74 by Mark Keierleber

March 22, 2016

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Student data stored and shared among many agencies

KTVB Idaho by Morgan Boydston

February 24, 2016

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What your child needs to know before taking the SAT and ACT

The Washington Post by Rachael Stickland and Leonie Haimson

January 21, 2016

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The Parent Experience and Perspective – Critical Principles for Student Privacy

“The Student Data Minefield” Connecticut Legislative Hearing by Leonie Haimson

January 21, 2016

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How is student privacy threatened by corporate reform and “personalized learning?” 

MCAS Forum: The Changing Landscape of Ed “Reform” by Leonie Haimson 

January 9, 2016

 

Privacy Concerns Don’t Curb Use of Classroom Apps

U.S. News by Tom Risen

September 8, 2015

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Facebook Offers Free Education Software in US

BBC News

September 4, 2015

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Facebook Takes a Step into Education Software

The New York Times by Vindu Goel and Motoko Rich

September 3, 2015

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National Student Privacy Bill Stirs Praise, Renews Concerns

The Heartlander by Heather Kays

July 2, 2015

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No Child Left Un-mined? Student Privacy at Risk in the Age of Big Data

The Intercept by Farai Childeya

June 27, 2015

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The Online Privacy Lie Is Unraveling

TechCrunch by Natasha Lomas

June 6, 2015

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Edward Snowden: The World Says No to Surveillance 

The New York Times by Edward J. Snowden

June 4, 2015

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Orwellian Student Unit Record System A Cornerstone for Central Planners 

Breitbart by Emmet McGroarty and Jane Robbins

June 4, 2015

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Leaked TISA Documents Reveal Privacy Threat

Forbes by Emma Woollacott

June 4, 2015

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Sharing Data, but Not Happily

The New York Times by Natasha Singer

June 4, 2015

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Hacking Linked to China Exposes Millions of U.S. Workers 

The New York Times by David D. Sanger and Julie Hirschfeld Davis

June 4, 2014

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Chancellor Farina announces new NYC school data tracking tools

Brooklyn Daily Eagle by Mary Frost

June 4, 2015 

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Apple’s Tim Cook Delivers Blistering Speech On Encryption, Privacy

TechCrunch by Matthew Panzarino

June 2, 2015

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The Quantified Student: An App That Predicts GPA

NPR by Anya Kamenetz

June 2, 2015

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SCHOOL DISCIPLINE RECORDS FOLLOW STUDENTS INTO COLLEGE

POLITICO Morning Education by Caitlin Emma

June 1, 2015

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Ed Tech Must Embrace Stronger Student Privacy Laws

The Journal by Bradley Shear

May 28, 2015

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The Big Ten

Tech and Learning by Holly Aguirre

May 27, 2015

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Enormous Student Data Disclosure Threatens Student Privacy

Connecticut Education Association

May 27, 2015

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Data breach triggers sharing of personal info for 4,000 students

Catalyst Chicago by Melissa Sanchez

May 19, 2015

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State Lawmakers Balance Concerns on Student-Data Privacy

Education Week by Andrew Ujifusa

May 19, 2015

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Is your student’s homework data private?

USA Today by Maureen Groppe

May 8, 2015

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Guest Commentary: Protect your children’s right to privacy in school

The Denver Post by Rachael Stickland, Paula Noonan and Cheri Kieseker 

April 15, 2015

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Advocates say companies, schools invade student privacy with data mining Watchdog.org by Moriah Costa

April 8, 2015

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Online Test-Takers Feel Anti-Cheating Software’s Uneasy Glare

The New York Times by Natasha Singer

April 5, 2015

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Schools release private student data

Tewksbury Town Crier by Brendan Foley and Jayne Miller

April 4, 2015

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Regulating Student Privacy: Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater

National Association of State Boards of Education

April 2015 by Ameila Vance

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Privacy bill wouldn’t stop data mining of kids

POLITICO by Stephanie Simon

March 23, 2015

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Proposed student privacy bill does little to protect privacy (update) 

The Washington Post by Valerie Strauss

March 23, 2015

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Representatives Propose Legislation to Protect Student Privacy  

EdSurge

March 23, 2015

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Privacy Bill May Fail Student Data Protection

US News & World Report by Tom Risen

March 23, 2015

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Legislators set to introduce student privacy bill

SC Magazine by Danielle Walker

March 23, 2015

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How Parent Activism Helped Us Become A Better EdTech Company

LearnSprout Blog

March 23, 2015

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Bill Would Limit Use of Student Data

The New York Times by Natasha Singer

March 22, 2015

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Common Core’s cyber spies

POLITICO by Stephanie Simon

March 21, 2015

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Pearson Under Fire for Monitoring Students’ Twitter Posts

The New York Times by Natasha Singer

March 17, 2015

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Punishing Students for Tweets Violates Free Speech, Not Privacy

US News & World Report by Allie Bidwell

March 16, 2015

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SXSWedu Buzz: School Districts Wield Major Influence Over K-12 Marketplace 

Ed Week by Michele Molnar

March 12, 2015

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Twitter Dialogue Leads to New Privacy Policy for Popular Ed-Tech Company

Ed Week by Benjamin Herold

March 10, 2015

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Pearson considering several bidders in PowersSchool sale 

Education Drive by Allie Gross

March 2, 2015

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Elements for Strengthening State Laws and Policies Pertaining to Student Data Use, Privacy, and Security: Guidance for State Policymakers 

Education Counsel LLC March 2013

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Why Reading On A Screen Is Bad For Critical Thinking

Huffington Post by Naomi S. Baron

February 17, 2015

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Educational software rings in big bucks at expense of students

The Daily Targum by Marilia Wyatt Boyd

February 17, 2015 POLITICO

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Lawmakers seize on student privacy 

 POLITICO Morning Education by Caitlin Emma

Febuary 12, 2015 

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Data Security Gaps in an Industry Student Privacy Pledge

The New York Times by Natasha Singer

February 11, 2015

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No profit left behind

POLITICO by Stephanie Simon

February 10, 2015

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University of Oregon Violated Sexual Medical Privacy, Employees Claim

Huffington Post

February 9, 2015

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Uncovering Security Flaws in Digital Education Products for Schoolchildren

The New York Times by Natasha Singer

February 8, 2015

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The moral hazard of big data

The New Republic by Malcom Harris

February 6, 2015

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White House Accelerates Drive to Improve Data Privacy

The New York Times by Julie Hirschfeld

February 5, 2015

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Anthem Hacking Points to Security Vulnerability of Health Care Industry

The New York Times by Reed Abelson and Matthew Goldstein

February 5, 2015

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Millions of Anthem Customers Targeted in Cyberattack

The New York Times by Reed Abelson and Matthew Goldstein

February 5, 2015

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Obama Takes On Google in Law to Protect Privacy of U.S. Kids

Bloomberg Business by Laura Colby

January 21, 2015

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Obama to propose new student privacy legislation

The Washington Post by Emma Brown

January 19, 2015

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Barack Obama and Jared Polis want rule for online privacy in schools

The Denver Post by Mark K. Matthews

January 16, 2015

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Parents Challenge President to Dig Deeper on Ed Tech

The New York Times by Natasha Singer

January 12, 2015

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More than 70 companies just signed a pledge to protect student data privacy – with some notable exceptions

The Washington Post by Hayley Tsukayama

January 12, 2015

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Obama to Call for Laws Covering Data Hacking and Student Privacy

The New York Times by Michael D. Shear and Natasha Singer

January 11, 2015

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Barack Obama to seek limits on student data mining

POLITICO Pro by Stephanie Simon

January 11, 2015

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Finding the Right Fit for Ed-Tech in Early Years

EdWeek by Benjamin Herold

January 2, 2015

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The best and worst education events of 2014

NYC Public School Parents

December 31, 2014

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Beyond the Edge – Climbing Mt. EdReform

Living in Dialogue by Susan DeFresne

December 28, 2014

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Student Data Privacy in 2014: Revelations, Legislation, Controversy

Ed Week by Benjamin Herold

December 26, 2014

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Ed-Tech Year in Review

Model View Culture by Audrey Watters

December 9, 2014

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The 5 Worst Big Data Privacy Risks (and How to Guard Against Them)

CIO by Taylor Armerding

December 8, 2014

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Frequent Cell Phone Use Linked to Anxiety, Lower Grades and Reduced Happiness in Students, Kent State Research Showsd

Kent State University

December 6, 2014

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FBI seizes LAUSD records related to troubled iPad program

LA Times by Howard Blume, Victoria Kim and James Rainey

December  2, 2014

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The Antidote for “Anecdtata”: A Little Science Can Separate Data Privacy Facts from Folklore

Info/Law by Daniel Barth-Jones

November 21, 2014

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State lawmakers continue to place restrictions on biometrics in schools

BioMetricUpdate.com by Stephen Mayhew

October 29, 2014

 

States Backtrack on Student Tracking Technology 

AP by Jeffrey Stinson

October 27, 2014

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Personalized Learning Pits Data Innovators Against Privacy Advocates

EdWeek by Benjamin Herold

October 20, 2014

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A state by state guide to student data collection

Marketplace

2014

 

Ed. Data-Mining Research Effort Wins Federal Grant, Raises Privacy Questions

EdWeek by Benjamin Herold

October 10, 2014

 

Look who’s data-mining your toddlers

By Michelle Malkin

October 9, 2014

 

Regret Over inBloom Backlash?

POLITICO Morning Education

October 8, 2014

 

Student-Privacy Pledge for Ed-Tech Providers Draws Praise, Criticism

EdWeek by Michele Molnar

October 7, 2014

 

Big Tech pledges student privacy; critics scoff

POLITICO by Stephanie Simon

October 7, 2014

 

Microsoft, 13 other firms take student privacy pledge

PCWorld by John Ribeiro

October 7, 2014

 

Grooming Students for a Lifetime of Surveillance

Surveillance by Jessy Irwin

October 7, 2014

 

Embattled Batavia Teacher to Step Down

Daily Herald by Christopher Placek and Susan Sarkauskus

October 4, 2014

 

Teacher Union, Popular Ed-Tech Startup Join Forces

EdWeek by Benjamin Herold

October 3, 2014

 

Privacy activists hit FTC over kids’ rules

The Hill by Julian Hattem

September 30, 2014

 

Indiana’s goal: use data to reimagine education

Chalkbeat Indiana by Shaina Cavazos

September 26, 2014

 

Are Venture Capitalists Poised to ‘Disrupt’ Education

The Nation by Lee Fang

September 25, 2014

 

Room for Debate: Student Data Collection is Out of Control

The New York Times by Khaliah Barnes of the EPIC

September 25, 2014

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What Happens When Your Teacher is a Video Game?

The Nation by Gordon Lafer

September 24, 2014

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LearningCurve’s #studentdata chat

Marketplace

September 18, 2014

 

Yelp pays $450,000 to settle FTC child privacy violation charges

IDG News Service by John Ribeiro

September 17, 2014

  

Government agencies not securing your data, or your kids

CNN by Jake Tapper

September 15, 2014

 

A day in the life a data mined kid

Marketplace by Adriene Hill

September 15, 2014

 

States collaborate to keep track of students

Record Searchlight (redding.com) by Adrienne Lu

September 14, 2014

 

Digital classroom tools raise privacy concerns

The Boston Globe by Jessica Meyers

September 14, 2014

 

Sioux Falls act to shield student privacy

Argus Leader by Patrick Anderson

September 13, 2014

 

With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise

The New York Times by Natasha Singer

September 12, 2014

 

Missouri lawmakers ban electronic student tracking

The Rolla Daily News by The Associated Press

September 12, 2014

 

A National Look at Student Data Privacy Legislation

Government Technology by Tanya Roscorla

September 12, 2014

 

Too Far? Technology’s Reach Into Our Classrooms and Students’ Lives

Cognoscenti by Carol Rose and Jessie Rossman

September 9, 2014

 

Public policy for “Privacy, Anonymity and Big Data” requires combined technical and legal solutions

FierceBigData by Daniel Barth-Jones, Ph.D., Columbia University

September 8, 2014

 

USD 501 seeks parental consent for data use

The Topeka Capital Journal by Celia Llopis-Jepsen

August 31, 2014

 

Data leak not fixed as Topeka school leaders thought

The Topeka Capital Journal by Celia Llopis-Jepsen

August 20, 2014

 

New York Posts ‘Parents’ Bill of Rights’ to Safeguard Student Data

Education Week by Karla Scoon Reid

August 12, 2014

 

Opinion: Protecting Kids in the Cloud

Government Technology

August 11, 2014

 

Are Schools Protecting Your Kids’ Data?

Credit.com by Bob Sullivan

August 8, 2014

 

Lawmakers seek to protect student data

POLITICO by Marianna Sotomayor

August 6, 2014

 

THE GRADE: Student privacy, charter school bills in the works

The Bakersfield Californian by Lauren Foreman

August 6, 2014

 

Sticky data: Why even ‘anonymized’ information can still identify you

The Globe and Mail by Matthew Braga

August 6, 2014

 

Who can access K-12 students’ personal data? No one really knows

Hawaii Reporter, Watchdog.org

August 4, 2014

 

Student Privacy Advocates Praise Bill, But Say It Needs Strengthening

American Federation of School Administrators via Politico

July 30, 2014

 

State’s delay on parents bill of rights met with concern

LoHud.com by Gary Stern 

July 23, 2014

 

Parents Press Privacy Concerns

POLITICO Morning Education

July 23, 2014

 

Parent Groups Call For Congressional Data-Privacy Hearings 

Education Week by Benjamin Herold

July 23, 2014

 

Legacy of a Failed Foundation Initiative: inBloom, Gates and Carnegie

Nonprofit Quarterly by Ruth McCambridge

July 2, 2014

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Education in the Age of Technology: A Call for Bipartisan Action on Student Privacy

Real Clear Education by Reps. Jared Polis and Luke Meser

June 24, 2014

 

Are Schools Putting Your Child’s Information at Risk?

Fox Business by Sienna Kossman

June 16, 2014

 

Parents fight for their right to protect privacy

Deseret News by Emily Hales

June 10, 2014

 

Big Brother: Meet the Parents

POLITICO by Stephanie Simon

June 5, 2014

 

Are Common Core Standards Actually Data Tags?

Huffington Post by Peter Greene

May 18, 2014

 

Beyond inBloom with Class Size Matters and Bad Ass Teachers

We Act Radio/Education Town Hall (RADIO)

May 15, 2014

 

A brief history of education’s big data debate

Education Dive by Allie Gross

May 7, 2014

 

Big Data and Our Children’s Future: On Reforming FEPRA

by Daniel Solove, Research Professor of Law at GW Law School and Founder of TeachPrivacy

May 7, 2013

 

InBloom’s Collapse Shines Spotlight on Data-Sharing Challenges

Education Week by Benjamin Herold

May 2, 2014

 

Tracking Kids: School Data a Double-Edged Sword

CBN News by Heather Sells

May 2, 2014

 

White House raises concerns about data discrimination

USA Today

May 2, 2014

 

Privacy Fears Over Student Data Tracking Lead to inBloom’s Shutdown

Bloomberg Businessweek Technology by Olga Kharif

May 1, 2014

 

“Disappointing ” Education Reform Mega-grants We Have Known: Add another $100 Million to the $2 Billion

Nonprofit Quarterly by Ruth McCambridge

April 30, 2014

 

With inBloom out of business, State Ed. is looking for ways to comply with Race to the Top student data requirements

The Legislative Gazette by Kelly Fay

April 29, 2014

 

One battle is won in war over student data

Times-Herald Record

April 28, 2014

 

A Student-Data Collector Drops Out

New York Times by Natasha Singer

April 26, 2014

 

inBloom Out of Bloom: Lessons From a Nonprofit’s Demise

Associations Now by Ernie Smith

April 24, 2014

 

Parents win against cloud storage of US students’ private information

Naked Security by Lisa Vaas

April 24, 2014

 

Privacy jitters derail controversial K-12 big data initiative

Computerworld by Jaikumar Vijayan

April 24, 2014

 

Gates’ $100M Philanthropic Venture inBloom Dies After Parents Say “No Way”

Nonprofit Quarterly by Ruth McCambridge

April 22, 2014

 

inBloom withers

Politico by Stephanie Simon

April 22, 2014

 

Data-gatherer inBloom to fold

Albany Times-Union by Rick Karlin

April 22, 2014

 

InBloom calling it quits, and CEO cites New York’s “misunderstandings”

Chalkbeat by Sarah Darville

April 21, 2014

 

Sun Set son Controversial Student Data Project  inBloom

WNYC Schoolbook by Yasmeen Khan

April 21, 2014

 

What inBloom’s Shutdown Means for the Industry

EdSurge by Mary Jo Madda

April 21, 2014

 

Parental Opposition Fells inBloom Education-Software Firm

The Wall Street Journal by Elizabeth Dwoskin and Lisa Fleisher

April 21, 2014

 

Data service inBloom calls it quits

Long Island Newsday by Jo Napolitano

April 21, 2014

 

InBloom Student Data Repository to Close

The New York Times by Natasha Singer

April 21, 2014

 

$100 million Gates-funded student data project ends in failure

The Washington Post by Valerie Strauss

April 21, 2014

 

After NY’s withdrawal, inBloom to shut down

LoHud.com by Joseph Spector

April 21, 2014

 

inBloom to Shut Down Amid Growing Data-Privacy Concerns

Education Week by Benjamin Herold

April 21, 2014  

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New York Seeks an Alternative to inBloom

Education Week by Michelle R. David and Michele Molnar

April 15, 2014

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State Budget Axes inBloom

Eastchester Review by Chris Eberhart

April 14. 2014