Educators, Policymakers Addressing Student Data Issues


Marketplace (8/5) reports on the current debate over student data, noting that educators are “grappling” with what data to collect, how to utilize it, and how to protect it. The article reports that student data “has never played a greater role in education, particularly as schools move to models of ‘personalized learning,’” but notes that this comes with concerns about privacy and marketing firms using such data. The piece notes that ED has issued guidance on student data responsibilities, and notes that Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) have introduced legislation to protect student data.