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Kappan Magazine recently published “Student data privacy is cloudy today, clearer tomorrow,” an article by Sonja Trainor, Director of the Council of School Attorneys, National School Boards Association (NSBA).  In the article Trainor delves into the issue of student data privacy and the growing...

The U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) released a new table showing the public high school 4-year adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR) for the United States, the 50 states and the District...

With both the Arizona House and Senate passing the legislation, Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law Thursday, Jan. 15, a graduation requirement that high school students pass the U.S. citizenship test on civics. The law affects Arizona students seeking a high school or GED diploma starting in the...

As Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), and other lawmakers discuss their priorities for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) , the National School Boards Association announces...

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Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP), released his draft bill, Every Child Ready for College or Career Act of 2015, late Tuesday to amend and replace the...

Senator Patty Murray, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member, spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate today, outlining priorities to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and fix what is broken in No Child Left Behind. “It is time to...

On January 15, Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Rochester City School and Cisco Systems, Inc., in conjunction with the Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) and the Council of Great City Schools, will provide school districts across the county an opportunity to participate in a rich...

President Barack Obama today spoke at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington D.C. to propose legislation aimed at data privacy protections, and to call for the passing of the Student Digital Privacy Act which will limit how student data is collected and used, preventing it from being sold to...

As anticipated, U.S. Department of Education (ED) Secretary Duncan today formally voiced his position on the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), calling for its repeal and replacement. This important act reauthorized the long standing Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA)....

Education Week recently released its 19th annual edition of Quality Counts complete with state by state grades and data in six areas of educational policy and performance. Education Week Research Center...

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