Student Data Exposed and For Sale

Two articles about student data recently came to my attention.  I thought I would share them here for those who are interested. Schoolzilla ‘File Configuration Error’ Exposes Data for More than 1.3M Students, Staff tells about a researcher discovering that … Continue reading

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Googlification of the Classroom

How Google Took Over the Classroom is an article worth reading. Does your child have a Google account through school? If so, do you have any concerns about it? Here is one quote from the article: Google is helping to … Continue reading

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The New Local Control: Excluding Parents from Education | Part 4

This is the fourth part of a four part video series featuring Kirsten Lombard and Lynn Taylor with Mary Black moderating. The following information about this video is provided on YouTube: The New Local Control: Excluding Parents from Education. Local … Continue reading

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School Choice: The Hidden Dangers for All | Part 3

This is the third part of a four part video series featuring Kirsten Lombard and Lynn Taylor with Mary Black moderating. The following information about this video is provided on YouTube: School Choice: The Hidden Dangers for All. School choice … Continue reading

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Student Data: The Troubling New Currency | Part 2

This is the second part of a four part video series featuring Kirsten Lombard and Lynn Taylor with Mary Black moderating. The following information about this video is provided on YouTube: Student Data: The Troubling New Currency. No child’s data … Continue reading

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“Educating” the Workforce: The Lie We’ve Unwittingly Embraced | Part 1

This is the first part of a four part video series featuring Kirsten Lombard and Lynn Taylor with Mary Black moderating. The following information about this video is provided on YouTube: “Educating” the Workforce: The Lie We’ve Unwittingly Embraced. Private … Continue reading

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Competency-Based Learning Articles of Note

The American Council on Education and Blackboard’s publication Clarifying Competency Based Education Terms defines Competency-Based Learning as: Competency based learning (CBL) refers to learning processes focused on acquiring specific skills and developing specific abilities. Competency based learning can hap- pen … Continue reading

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