Tag Archives: Data collection

#NCED Updates: Win for Scholarship Program, Sex Ed Sit-Out, Legislative Updates & More

North Carolina Education updates this time around include a win for the Opportunity Scholarship program, a Sex Ed Sit-Out, and some legislative news.

Also, there are some very disturbing things coming out about data collection on our kids. I’ve included some of the relevant pieces at the end of this article. Continue reading

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NC Longitudinal Database Committee Quietly Dissolved and Replaced

A committee formed to bring oversight to the statewide longitudinal database system (SLDS) in North Carolina was recently dissolved.

An August 8th letter from the board’s chair, Keith Werner, called for the dissolution of the board, “per Session law 2016-94 ( Appropriations Act 2016)”. Werner is also the Chief Information Officer of the NC’s Information Technology division. Continue reading

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Parents, Are You Keeping Tabs on #HB401?

Last year, I wrote two articles on HB 401, Authorize Data Sharing for NCLDS, which seeks to increase student data collection and the sharing of that data with multiple North Carolina government entities.

Consider this article reminder. Continue reading

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Student Online Privacy Bill Heads To Governor McCrory – #ncga #sb632

A bill to protect student online privacy has passed both houses of the NC General Assembly and had been sent to the Governor for signature.

SB 632 (Protect Student Online Privacy) was ratified last Friday.

It’s a good start, but there are some issues.

KEEP READING…. Continue reading

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Powerschool Continues To Fail – #NCed

Through the course of my inquiries about Powerschool, the student data capturing program, the following note (below) landed in my inbox.

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Ed Startup’s Digital Ed Plan is Utterly Orwellian and Disturbing

An Education startup’s digital education plans are utterly Orwellian and disturbing.

In an article posted at EdWeek, details on an Education organization’s digital curriculum plans were laid out and include plans for massive data collection and surveillance that is currently targeting K-8 students.

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Parents, On gun control teach your kids about reality, not rhetoric

A look at the Reality and the Rhetoric around gun control, background checks and mental illness.
Who decides what illnesses are used? What criteria?

Read on….
Like most parents with children in school, I worry about what they are learning and doing all day. I also worry about their safety. Violence and crime in schools is on the rise and I’ve written about the troubling fight incidents going on in my own school district.

Like other parents, I also worry about the idea of a shooter coming into my kid’s school. Schools are the ultimate soft target. They are largely unguarded, especially elementary schools and middle schools.

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