Spotlight on Creating a Culture of Data 2016

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Creating a Culture of Data


The Education Week Spotlight on Creating a Culture of Data is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Training teachers on data use and privacy
  • Using data to support at-risk students
  • Bridging children's educational records with federal data
  • Improving student performance through data-driven decisions

You get the eight articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Amid an ongoing debate over the use of student data, K-12 systems have quietly begun linking children's educational records with information from other government agencies.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week

Education experts are lamenting the lack of training opportunities for educators that they say must happen for true student-data-privacy protection.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week

In spite of its success, the federal School Improvement Grants program could be dismantled, writes researcher Greg Anrig.
August 19, 2015 – Education Week


The Every Student Succeeds Act would allow federal funds to be used to train teachers on data use and privacy, but does not tackle FERPA modernization.
December 1, 2015 - Digital Education

Just 42 percent of parents are at ease with companies that create software, websites, and apps having access to student records, a national poll shows.
September 21, 2015 - Digital Education

Obama administration officials plan to announce new federal efforts to combat chronic absenteeism and to challenge states, districts, and community groups to get involved.
February 19, 2015 - Rules for Engagement

In a new report for the Chamber, my colleague Sarah DuPre and I take a look at three states that made outsized gains on the National Assessment of Educational Progress between 2005 and 2013. What made them stand out from the rest?
December 10, 2015 - Rick Hess Straight Up

A recent meeting of state education leaders featured a discussion of how education systems could adopt the kind of innovative mindset that has enabled the technology industry to advance rapidly.
December 7, 2015 - Learning Deeply

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