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Louisiana Lawmakers Consider Student Privacy Bill

A bill is making its way through the Louisiana legislature would revamp how schools and the state collect student data. Passed by the House and awaiting a vote in the Senate Education Committee, House Bill 1076 would forbid schools from collecting information such as students’ religious beliefs, political affiliation, incriminating behavior, and biometric information such as fingerprints. It also forbids schools from sharing individual student information with any entity unless that is required...

Podcast: Kansas Set to Pass Ed Reform Package

Kansas lawmakers have passed a bill that would introduce the state's first school choice program, end tenure, send more money to public schools, and lift barriers from people who want to become teachers. James Franko, vice president and policy director for the Kansas Policy Institute, joins the podcast to discuss what's happening, whether the new choice program is still big enough to benefit many kids, and why Kansas can't have charter schools.  Listen in the embedded player at left or...

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