Student & District Data

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School Climate & Safety As States Fall Short on Tracking Discipline, Concerns for Equity Grow
Pandemic upheavals have left a majority of states with holes in their data about discipline in schools, potentially worsening disparities.
Sarah D. Sparks, May 4, 2021
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Federal How the Pandemic Is Affecting Schools' Mandated Collection of Key Civil Rights Data
COVID-19 has complicated the work of gathering a vast store of civil rights data about schools that is required by the Education Department.
Andrew Ujifusa, April 22, 2021
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Privacy & Security Hackers Post 26,000 Broward School Files Online After District Doesn't Pay Ransom
Hackers who demanded up to $40 million from the Broward School District have now published nearly 26,000 files stolen from district servers.
Scott Travis, South Florida Sun Sentinel, April 20, 2021
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Privacy & Security Download Cyberattacks Are on the Rise. Here's How Schools Should Respond (Downloadable Guide)
When hackers disrupt a district's network, consequences can be wide-ranging, from unexpected costs to communication challenges.
Mark Lieberman & Gina Tomko, April 20, 2021
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Federal Opinion 'Data' Has Become a Dirty Word to Public Education Advocates. It Doesn't Have to Be
Political scientist Jeffrey R. Henig describes how the Biden administration can reject test-score obsession and strengthen public schools.
Jeffrey R. Henig, February 9, 2021
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President Joe Biden signs executive orders after speaking about the coronavirus, accompanied by Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, right, in the State Dinning Room of the White House, on Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington.
President Joe Biden signs executive orders after speaking about the coronavirus, accompanied by Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, right, at the White House, on Jan. 21.
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Federal How Biden's Data Mandate Could Help Schools Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis
An executive order directs the Education Department to collect data on issues like whether schools offer in-person learning.
Evie Blad, January 22, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Improving Instruction With Student Data
Three educators offer ideas on how they use student data to improve their instruction.
Larry Ferlazzo, January 12, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Using Data to Support Students
Three educators write about how they use data to improve their instruction.
Larry Ferlazzo, January 11, 2021
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Data Will Coronavirus Hobble Yet Another National Education Survey?
Amid all the schooling disruptions, federal researchers are scrambling to connect with teachers and principals for a key national survey.
Sarah D. Sparks, January 5, 2021
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Data Spotlight Spotlight on Student Data
In this Spotlight, discover how students perform on national tests and more.
December 1, 2020
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Student Well-Being Remote Learning Is Tough for Many Students. How 'Early-Warning' Data Can Help Schools Support Them
Schools with early-warning systems can stave off academic struggles. Experts advise on adapting the strategy for online learning.
Stephen Sawchuk, August 19, 2020
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Ainslie Illig, 8, works on her computer at home in Ebensburg, Pa., during school closures last spring. Schools are putting together strategies for improving student and teacher engagement with online learning tools for the 2020-21 academic year.
Ainslie Illig, 8, works on her computer at home in Ebensburg, Pa., during school closures last spring. Schools are putting together strategies for improving student and teacher engagement with online learning tools for the 2020-21 academic year.
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Data Knowing How Students and Teachers Use Tech Is Vital
Data on the usage of educational technology tools can provide districts with a helpful road map for improving student engagement under remote, in-person, or hybrid learning conditions. See how school districts are using such data to make smart, strategic decisions.
Mark Lieberman, July 22, 2020
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Data Thousands of Schools Are Falling Short on Students' Data Privacy Rights, Report Says
Parents and students can opt out from schools disclosing personal information, but many schools don't make that option clear to families.
Mark Lieberman, April 14, 2020
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Data Coronavirus and School Research: A Major Disruption and Potential Opportunity
The pandemic is putting the kibosh on education research around the world, but it's also opening up opportunities to study new ways of learning in new environments.
Sarah D. Sparks, April 10, 2020
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