NASBE in the News

The following posts are a collection of news articles in which NASBE has been featured.

The Center for Digital Education/Government Technology talks with Kristen Amundson about the Spring 2016 issue of The State Education Standard: “The May issue of The State Education Standard is the scholastic world’s cue to do two things: use data and start whistling a different tune. Kristen Amundson, executive director of the National Association of State […]

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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 […]

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The Journal’s Dian Schaffhauser writes about NASBE’s Education Leaders Report, “Policymaking on Education Data Privacy: Lessons Learned.” From Dian Schaffhauser’s story: Last year 187 bills in 48 states were introduced that touch on some aspect of student data privacy, up from 110 in the previous year; 34 states have passed new laws on student data privacy; and the United […]

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Education Week’s Daarel Burnette II writes about the NASBE Legislative Conference and the new Policy Update, “Take It Off the Consent Agenda: Nine Questions State Boards of Education Should Ask about State Assessment Systems.” From Daarel Burnette II’s story: The work of coming up with accountability plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act took center stage as […]

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Education Week’s Benjamin Herold writes about the new Education Leaders Report, “Policymaking on Education Data Privacy: Lessons Learned.” From Benjamin Herold’s story: State boards of education can play a number of significant roles in protecting student data privacy, from direct oversight to public communications to federal advocacy, according to a new report from their national membership […]

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April 1, 2016 NASBE Director of Education Data and Technology Amelia Vance pens an op-ed in Real Clear Education about finding the right balance between strong privacy protection and the need for student data collection. From the Op-ed: Is a Supreme Court confirmation more likely than balancing student privacy with data needs to improve education? Listening to the discussion at […]

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NASBE’s Executive Director Kristen Amundson talks with Education Week about the new policy environment created by  the Every Student Succeeds Act. From Daarel Burnette II’s story: The board members who meet in Washington aim to map out a strategy to handle the new policy environment under ESSA. They’ll discuss building community support, learn how to craft their […]

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NASBE’s Amelia Vance talks with Deseret News about new federal student data privacy legislation. From Eric Schulzkle’s story:  “In an era of NSA snooping, email hacking and rampant identity theft, the specter of poorly protected student data strewn throughout cyberspace and being sold to the highest bidder has caught the attention of privacy advocates and, now, policymakers. […]

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NASBE Executive Director Kristen Amundson pens an op-ed in The Washington Post about finding the right balance in legislating student data privacy. From the Op-ed: Educators struggle with inherent contradictions in education data. On the one hand, they produce very real benefits. When teachers can identify precisely what students know, they can focus their teaching on areas students […]

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NASBE Director of Education Data and Technology Amelia Vance discusses the prospects of new federal legislation on student data privacy with FedScoop’s Corinne Letsch. From Letsch’s article: “…Amelia Vance, director of education data and technology for the National Association of State Boards of Education, said the basic framework of the bill — strengthening safeguards around student data […]

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