Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.
Francesca Segrè is a multi-media journalist who's spent the past two decades telling life stories on TV, the radio and in text. She's reported for The New York Times, Reuters and public radio stations. She currently contributes to KQED where she focuses on stories of immigration, housing and education.
Her novel Daughter of the Bride (Berkley Books, 2006) was optioned multiple times for a movie. She contributed to the Los Angeles Times best-selling anthology, The Modern Jewish Girls Guide to Guilt (Penguin, 2005.)
She currently lives in Silicon Valley and loves to talk about family, education and equity.
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Parents can take action in protecting their children’s data, but it takes work and an understanding of the complicated landscape.
With so much access to student data these days, teachers are experimenting with different tactics, and figuring out what’s working and what’s not. As with most scenarios using education technology, it’s a mixed bag. How it’s used depends on a variety of factors in each school and in each teacher’s classroom. Some teachers are embracing student data to inform their teaching, while others believe there’s a risk of an over-reliance on hard numbers that doesn’t take into account the human factor.
As student data moves online, concerns from some parents and teachers are mounting around the safety of protecting the data from getting in the hands of corporations.