Is Google mining student data with Apps in Use in Kentucky!

Education Week reports a case is now in federal court accusing Google of improperly mining student data from its Google Apps for Education e-mail system. Khaliah Barnes, a lawyer with the Electronic Privacy Information Center, or EPIC, a Washington-based advocacy group, said, “Student privacy is under attack.” And, that attack is here. I did a…

Not spending money on school textbooks might be a good thing right now

An Education Week Digital Education Blog is likely to cause some timber shaking in the education world. EdWeek says two individuals doing research on the real alignment between currently available textbooks and the Common Core State Standards say “Claims from publishers that traditional instructional materials are aligned to Common Core State Standards are largely a…

Lee County Supt: Reforming telcom regs about equal access for rural students

Much of the opposition to such common-sense reforms of Kentucky’s telecom regulations usually comes from those who oppose any move to lessen government regulation hindering the private sector, particularly if such a move benefits a corporation like AT&T or Verizon. However, it’s not just corporate types who favor clearing out the underbrush of antiquated telecom regulatory mandates,…