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'Big Data' Research Effort Faces Student-Privacy Questions

A coalition of prominent research universities is receiving federal support to redesign and scale up a massive repository for analyzing learning and behavioral data. (October 21, 2014)

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January 27, 2015 - Education Week
Education leaders are calling for teachers to collect more and more data, but Justin Minkel argues that what really matters is what schools use their data for.
January 27, 2015 - Teacher
The nation's largest charter network annually prepares principal candidates with intensive training and support.
January 21, 2015 - Education Week
A proposed new federal Student Digital Privacy Act would put new restrictions on how companies use student data, but hurdles abound.
January 20, 2015 - Education Week
January 2, 2015 - Education Week
Justin Minkel asks: When many legislators and superintendents have lost sight of the true purpose of education, what chance do kindergartners have?
December 30, 2014 - Teacher
The sale of ConnectEDU Inc. this year played out on a public stage, and raised concerns among school leaders and privacy experts about how its considerable trove of student data would be used.
December 9, 2014 - Education Week
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
Accurate data are crucial for determining whether teacher-candidates are prepared for the classroom, write Mary Brabeck and Frank C. Worrell.
November 4, 2014 - Education Week
Increasingly detailed simulations designed to mimic student behavior and learning provide new testing grounds for classroom interventions.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week

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