Lakeville School Board member raises privacy questions over Minnesota Student Survey
Your Children’s and Families Privacy Is Under Attack, and You Are Responsible to Opt Out
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Volk: Passive parental consent violated district policy
Lakeville School Board Member Michelle Volk vowed to alert parents and lawmakers about the 2013 Minnesota Student Survey questions school staff said underwent “major revisions” and Volk said pervasively invade family privacy.
She raised concerns about how the Lakeville Area School District obtained parent consent for students given the survey last year, which she noted violates district policy.
Elk River ISD 728 Legislators & School Board Meeting
Attention all Elk River – ISD 728 MACC members! There is a Legislative and School Board meeting tonight at Elk River Sr. High School, where the Legislators will be discussing District issues and view on the upcoming legislative session. A strong showing here would be good.
The Secret Sixty Prepare to Write Standards for 50 Million
This article goes over the process involved in the development and writing of the Common Core State Standards. The “Secret Sixty” individuals involved, included 1 teacher who was in a feedback group.
This is a great overview of the data collection aspect of the Common Core standardized tests. The important part to take into perspective on this article is Dr. Cynthia Stevenson, a nationally recognized Superintendent of Jefferson County Schools, resigned in February 2014. Dr. Stevenson left earlier than her planned exit at the end of the school year, citing a strained relationship and disagreement on management of the district, with the newly elected school board.