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