This Week in Student Privacy: 6/23
Group of Teachers Files Complaints Against California Virtual Academies
According to The Washington Post, a “group of (16) teachers at a network of California virtual schools has alleged a number of problems with [“California Virtual Academies, or CAVA, a network of 11 schools that serve 14,000 students statewide” operated by K12 Inc.], including inflated enrollment to increase per-pupil funding; violation of student privacy laws; misuse of federal funds meant to serve poor children; and inadequate services for children with disabilities.” For more: Bloomberg.
- Education Dive: “Ed insiders weigh in on slew of student privacy bills”
- Forbes: “Privacy Push Must Not Prevent Personalized Learning”
- EdSurge: “Which Student Data Privacy Bill Will Become Law?”
- EdSurge: “State-By-State Legislation, Understanding FERPA, and a Student's Role in Data Privacy”
- Education Dive: “Collaborative effort taking shape in student data privacy arena”
- Funny Monkey (Bill Fitzgerald): “Where The Sidewalk Ends: Wading Through Google's Terms of Service for Education”
- 1,100+ individuals and organizations signed a letter opposing Senator David Vitter’s Student Privacy Protection Act.
- CRN: “Complying With The 'Pledge To Protect Student Privacy'”
- The National Law Review: “New Hampshire Establishes Privacy Protections for Student Online Personal Information”
This update was compiled by Hannah Offer, with help from Paulina Haduong and Jeremiah Milbauer (our newest Berktern!). Hannah is a rising freshman at Yale University and a research assistant for the Student Privacy Initiative. Jeremiah is a rising freshman at University of Chicago.