The Federal Trade Commission sent a letter of concern to the court handling the bankruptcy case of education technology company, ConnectEdu.
The Department of Education released an overview explaining its Data Inventory site that includes data collected as part of grant activities, along with statistical data collected about the state of U.S. education.
The FTC published the results of its study of nine data brokers and found that there is a lack of transparency and accountability as well as a need for Congressional legislation.
Chief Privacy Officers (CPOs) already exist in the private sector and Federal government and now are appearing at the state level as well.
CCSSO and the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA) are leading an effort to refresh model standards for education leaders so leaders are better able to improve student achievement and meet new, higher expectations.
SETDA launches resource for districts to plan for technology needs related to online assessments.
The National School Boards Association (NSBA) and Council of School Attorneys (COSA) published a question and answer reference document for districts to use as they consider the policy and legal implications around the protection of student data.
On May 1, the Big Data and Privacy Working Group released a report on their findings and policy recommendations after completing a 90-day review at the direction of the President.
The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) created a new tool, Start with Your Questions, to help stakeholders think about how data can be used to answer education policy questions.
According to a recent analysis by MetaMetrics®, the reading level of North Carolina third-graders is predictive of their readiness for college and careers. The data, taken from the Public School Forum's 2013 "Roadmap of Need,"