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Education news, analysis, and opinion about the collection, use and protection of student data.
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    There is a new paradigm shift in K-12 education. Technology and data have leapt forward, advancing in ways that allow educators to better support students while also maximizing their most precious resource – time. The
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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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    How Can Data-Driven Instructional Programming Promote Equity and Student Achievement?
    By now, you’ve started the new school year and begun gathering new academic data on your learners from interim, summative, and perhaps even social and emotional learning (SEL) assessment sources. These data points help you
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    Using Integrated Analytics To Uncover Student Needs
    Overwhelmed by data? Learn how an integrated approach to data analytics can help.

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    The world has changed during this time of pandemic learning, and there is a new challenge faced in education regarding how we effectively utilize the data now available to educators and leaders. In this session
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    Street Data: A Next-Generation Model for Equity, Pedagogy, and School Transformation
    Join us for this dynamic webinar as best-selling authors, Shane Safir and Jamila Dugan, lay out their transformational model—which will help you shift your focus from satellite-level data (like test scores and other metrics) to
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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 at Milton Elementary School, in Rye, N.Y. on May 18, 2021.
    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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    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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