Just crowdsource it: Not so fast when it comes to school data (Education Dive)

Education Dive: Just crowdsource it: Not so fast when it comes to school data. “When I think about school reviews, I immediately go to state and school report cards and school improvement plans that states, districts and schools have spent countless hours revising and improving in the past couple of years. As a teacher, I use the data to learn more about the potential employers. I acknowledge, though, that I am afforded the privilege of being able to access reviews from several sources. While I know the importance and relevance of accessing and interpreting data, unfortunately many parents are still not included in the conversation about school report cards.”

Tampa Bay Times: Florida launches school security database with student discipline, health, social media info

Tampa Bay Times: Florida launches school security database with student discipline, health, social media info . “The Florida Department of Education rolled out its database of student information, called the Florida Schools Safety Portal, late Thursday, designed to enhance school security in the wake of last year’s shooting in Parkland.”

University of Kentucky: University of Kentucky Researchers Examine Twitter Use Among School Leaders

University of Kentucky: University of Kentucky Researchers Examine Twitter Use Among School Leaders. “Researchers at the University of Kentucky College of Education collected results from studies showing the ways school leaders engage with Twitter. They then analyzed how Twitter usage can impact leaders’ ability to make a difference at their schools through the lens of the professional standards for educational leaders. The standards, devised by the National Policy Board for Educational Administration, are designed to ensure educational leaders are ready to meet the challenges of the job today and in the future.”

DigitalNC: Issues of Lincoln High School’s student newspaper, The Lincoln Echo, now online at DigitalNC!

DigitalNC: Issues of Lincoln High School’s student newspaper, The Lincoln Echo, now online at DigitalNC!. “The school served the black community in Chapel Hill prior to integration. While incomplete, the materials within provide interesting insights into the concerns of Chapel Hill high school students during this pivotal moment in North Carolina history. The issues cover news topics like sports, facility renovations, and school events, as well as creative works by students and advertisements for local businesses.”

Rutland Herald Online: New tool measures academic performance in Vt.

Rutland Herald Online: New tool measures academic performance in Vt.. “At a cost of about $1 million, education officials described Snapshot as unique in the nation in terms of the range of criteria studied and the depth of data delivered. Using Vermont’s Education Quality Standards as a baseline measurement, Snapshot details the performance of schools and students in five major areas: academic proficiency, personalization, safe and healthy schools, high quality staffing and investment priorities.”

Indigenous Digital Archive: Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe Indian School, and Private Collector Share Rare Indian School Yearbooks

Indigenous Digital Archive: Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe Indian School, and Private Collector Share Rare Indian School Yearbooks . “They’re so rare that even specialists in yearbooks have been unable to get their hands on them. Today, however, two rare collections of yearbooks and related ephemera from 1914-2017, showing student life at the Santa Fe Indian Industrial School, its successor the Santa Fe Indian School, and the Albuquerque Indian School are shared online with the public for a rare glimpse of the histories of government Indian Schools in New Mexico, and the transition of these schools to tribal community control.”

EdWeek: Schools Are Deploying Massive Digital Surveillance Systems. The Results Are Alarming

EdWeek: Schools Are Deploying Massive Digital Surveillance Systems. The Results Are Alarming. “Such is the new reality for America’s schools, which are hastily erecting a massive digital surveillance infrastructure, often with little regard for either its effectiveness or its impact on civil liberties.”