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Senior Emily Cardona and her teacher Megan Pap, center, confer on a classroom project using data on teenage depression in the Introduction to Data Science class at Renaissance High School for the Arts in Long Beach, Calif.
—Patrick T. Fallon for Education Week

Teaching Students to Wrangle 'Big Data'

In a labor market hungry for employees who can work with data, some high schools have begun to offer a new breed of classes in data science. (February 4, 2020)

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In a labor market hungry for employees who can work with data, some high schools have begun to offer a new breed of classes in data science.
February 5, 2020 – Education Week
Good intentions alone don't protect our children's personally identifying information, writes Global Cyber Risk's Joel Schwarz.
January 30, 2020 – Education Week
Proposed changes to the massive trove of civil rights data the U.S. Department of Education collects from every public school in the country has drawn organized praise from advocates concerned about anti-Semitism in schools.
November 27, 2019 – Education Week
A little story out of Lexington, Ky., raises some big questions for K-12 districts to consider on how to handle ongoing murkiness over student privacy, open-records laws, and how candidates for school boards should best communicate with their constituents.
October 18, 2019 – Education Week
An incoherent FERPA rule change is facing legal challenges. As it should, writes Frank D. LoMonte.
October 2, 2019 – Education Week
And it's not just Asian communities hurt by the laziness of our data systems, warns educator and organizer Godfrey Santos Plata.
July 24, 2019 – Education Week
Gifted education programs can support academically advanced students or, in some cases, hold them back. Four studies presented at the American Educational Research Association meeting show how.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
States and districts are scrambling to meet the Every Student Succeeds Act’s demand for broad and readily searchable information about schools.
April 3, 2019 – Education Week
A survey by Education Week and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) shows big-city district leaders are more likely than their rural counterparts to say cybersecurity worries are on the rise.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
After investing eight years on a system that fell far short of expectations, the city is gearing up to replace or fix it.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week

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