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EDIS Update 8.6.14

This month's newsletter features the latest in Education and Data Information Systems news and updates. It also includes a call for proposals for presenters at the Fall EIMAC Summit.

 

USED launches Family Ed Policy Site and Issues Transparency Guidance

USED launched a family education policy companion site, and PTAC issued transparency guidance for schools and districts.

 

Data Quality Campaign Releases SEA Guidance on Safeguarding Student Data

The DQC created a new tool for state education agencies to use to ensure they are safeguarding student data.

 

USED's Experimental Sites Initiatives Provides Federal Student Aid Flexibility for Competency-Based Programs

USED has announced four experiments for 2014-15, including one around student aid flexibility for competency-based programs.

 

EDIS Update 7.9.14

This month's newsletter features the latest in Education and Data Information Systems news and updates. It also includes a reminder about EIMAC membership renewal.

 

DQC Releases New Resource: A Stoplight for Student Data Use

DQC created a graphic that summarizes FERPA regulations of student privacy.

 

Funds for Learning Report Finds Increase in Demand for E-rate Funds

E-rate consulting company releases report detailing state funding requests for FY14.

 

CoSN and New Media Consortium Release 2014 Report on Trends and Emerging Technologies in Education

This year's NMC Horizon Report highlights short, mid and long-term trends related to technology's impact on K-12 education.

 

Bipartisan Call for Balance between Data Privacy and Innovation

Congressmen from both parties on the House Education and the Workforce Committee call for stakeholders to work together to promote safe and effective use of student data.

 

FTC Releases, "Data Brokers: A Call for Transparency and Accountability" Report

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.