The Student Data Privacy Balance

The opinion piece originally published by The Hill was reposted today by EdSurge.  My hope is that this small article will continue to circulate so that lawmakers, policy advisors, parents, and students can consider the educator voice in the student data privacy conversation.

Given other recent articles, such as this one in the Washington Post and this one in EdWeek the discussion is heating up.  It is essential that we protect our children's privacy while still making it possible for educators to access formative data that informs instruction and allows for personalized learning. This important conversation must continue in a meaningful way that will lead to best practices everyone can agree on.

June 2015 Update

The op-ed from The Hill was cited in a whitepaper from The Center for Democracy and Technology.  You can download and read it at Privacy and the Digital Student.


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