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Education Advocates React to Newly Released NAEP Scores

The latest 8th grade U.S. history, civics, and geography results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), released Wednesday, April 29, showed no significant change from the last assessment in 2010. For 2014, the NAEP scores show only 18 percent of students scored proficient in U.S. history, 23 percent in civics, and 27 percent in geography. Neal McCluskey, associate director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom describes the NAEP scores released today as “...

Activists, Companies Have Mixed Reaction to Proposed Student Privacy Law

Representatives Luke Messer (R-IN) and Jared Polis (D-CO) today introduced the bipartisan Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015. The bill, which aims to protect student data and strengthen parental rights, received mixed reviews after its release Wednesday, April 29. The bill states ed-tech companies and vendors would be prohibited from targeting advertising to a student, selling a student’s information to a third party, and creating a personal profile of a student for a non-...

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