Oct 212016

Sophia Cope and Gennie Gebhart write: With a new school year underway, concerns about student privacy are at the forefront of parents’ and students’ minds. The Student Privacy Pledge, which recently topped 300 signatories and reached its two-year launch anniversary, is at the center of discussions about how to make sure tech and education companies [Read More…]

Oct 202016

From NASBE: Despite introducing more than 400 bills on student data privacy since 2014, states have yet to address privacy protections for school surveillance or its inequitable effects. “School Surveillance: The Consequences for Equity and Privacy,”  examines this important, emerging issue, identifying the benefits and potential problems posed by school [Read More…]

Oct 192016
 October 19, 2016  U.S., Youth & Schools No Responses »

Jane Robbins and Karen Effrem have an opinion piece that begins: This summer the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) announced it had chosen eight states to collaborate on creating K-12 “social emotional learning” (SEL) standards. All students, from kindergartners through high-school seniors, would be measured on five “non-cognitive” factors: self-awareness, self-management, social [Read More…]