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Education news, analysis, and opinion about the collection, use and protection of student data.
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    Data Opinion Why It’s So Tough to Get the Data Educators Want
    Data dissatisfaction remains high. Harvard's Jon Fullerton tries to make sense of why that is.
    Rick Hess, April 4, 2022
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    Data Opinion How to Start Using Data to Achieve Equity for Students
    Schools are awash with data but rarely do anything with it. One district started out by limiting the tools it uses.
    Mackey Pendergrast & Erica Hartman , November 17, 2021
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    Data Education Department to Expand Data Collection on COVID and Schools
    The Education Department will expand the limited survey started last year to query about issues like learning loss and health precautions.
    Evie Blad, September 3, 2021
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    Data 'Extreme' Chronic Absenteeism? Pandemic School Attendance Data Is Bleak, But Incomplete
    Only a handful of states have reported information on chronic absenteeism, right as advocates warn that addressing it will be a top priority this fall.
    Stephen Sawchuk, July 14, 2021
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    Kindergarten students wear masks and are separated by plexiglass during class in May at Milton Elementary School, in Rye, N.Y.
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    Data Knowing What Schools Did in the Pandemic is Crucial. So Is Preserving That Data
    A prominent researcher is working to collect information on schools and COVID-19 to inform future study on the pandemic's effects.
    Evie Blad, June 15, 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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    Data Using Student Data to Identify Future Criminals: A Privacy Debacle
    A police department uses sensitive school data to keep a secret list of students it deems as at risk of engaging in criminal behavior.
    Mark Lieberman, November 24, 2020
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