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05/06/14: National School Boards Association and Council of School Attorneys Release Guidelines and Best Practices for Student Data Privacy

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.

 
05/05/14: White House Working Group on Big Data and Privacy Proposes Policy Recommendation on Data Collection of Student Information

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.

 
05/05/14: Data Quality Campaign Releases New Tool to Help Answer Policy Questions Using Data

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.

 
04/29/14: Third-grade Reading Linked to College and Career Readiness

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,"

 
04/29/14: North Carolina Creates Standards Overview for Parents

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has created an overview for parents on English language arts and mathematics standards in the state’s public schools.

 
04/15/14: 16 Area Schools Earn Four Star State Rating

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced that 311 schools had earned the Four Star School award. The award is only given to those schools that performed in the upper 25th percentile on the ISTEP+ and End-of-Course Assessment tests.

 
04/18/14: Illinois Approved for No Child Left Behind Waiver

Illinois has been granted a waiver from portions of the No Child Left Behind law, which will give it more flexibility in setting education standards and allow it to look beyond test scores in determining whether schools are succeeding or failing.

 
04/18/14: $3 Million in Technology Grants Available for Idaho Schools

In the second year of the Idaho Technology Pilot Program, schools across the state will have an opportunity to submit their ideas for what next generation classrooms look like and how to put them into action.

 
04/20/14: Miller-Driscoll Teacher Selected for Connecticut Dream Team

The Connecticut Department of Education has selected 97 teachers representing 86 elementary, middle, and high schools for the Connecticut Dream Team.

 
04/18/14: State Superintendent of Education Reveals Tech-Based Education Blueprint in Milpitas

California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released the Education Technology Task Force's "Education Technology Blueprint" report that presents an outline of 19 recommendations to support state educators using technology to enhance the learning experience of children all over the country.