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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...

SC Leaders Play Ping Pong with Common Core Tests

South Carolina’s state superintendent will pull the state from national Common Core tests, he said in a letter Monday, a week after the state board of education voted to keep them. The week before that, the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) told school districts to stop Common Core pilot tests underway, since the state was pulling out. Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Utah have all dropped the federally funded Common Core tests, which are intended...

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