EdScoop’s Corinne Lestch writes about the new Education Leaders Report, “Policymaking on Education Data Privacy: Lessons Learned.”

From Corinne Lestch’s story:

Congress is currently considering seven bills on the topic, and there have been more than 100 bills introduced in about 38 states, according to the Data Quality Campaign, a nonprofit based in Washington. Now, the Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to adopt evidence-based interventions to improve student performance – which means schools will likely be collecting more data. Amelia Vance, director of education data and technology for NASBE, spoke during the organization’s conference this week about how policymakers can strengthen student data privacy while still using the information effectively and for educational purposes.

“Data privacy will be ever more important as education becomes more personalized and dependent on technology,” Vance wrote. “By taking advantage of the current spotlight on privacy and using it to make positive changes that balance privacy and good data use, state boards can improve education and create a system where the appropriate use of data can help all children succeed.”

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