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No Thank You to Naviance

Reposted with permission from Feral Families. The district has designed a scope and sequence of how to use Naviance with a focus on 11th and 12th grade but actual implementation will be left school to school. Once parents have forfeited … Continue reading No Thank You to Naviance

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Seattle’s Naviance Opt-Out Go Round

Unfortunately, what looked to be a simple step to empower parents, when implemented, morphed into a bureaucratic and technical barrier. Much to the credit of Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors, an opt-out provision was included in the contract signed … Continue reading Seattle’s Naviance Opt-Out Go Round

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Stealing Vocational Dreams: Pushing Career Education Too Soon

Reposted with permission from Nancy Bailey’s Education Website. To some extent it is necessary to forecast the kinds of jobs that will be available to students when they graduate. Businesses have every right to express their needs. But steering children into … Continue reading Stealing Vocational Dreams: Pushing Career Education Too Soon

Data Unicorns? Tech Giants and US Dept of Ed Form Alliance to Leverage Student Data — Without Parent Consent.

Reposted with permission from Missouri Education Watchdog.  Project Unicorn: Billionaire partners promoting data interoperability and online “Personalized Learning” When the Unicorns “protecting” student data are interoperable with the Unicorns taking it, parents and lawmakers might want to pay attention. According to Technopedia, … Continue reading Data Unicorns? Tech Giants and US Dept of Ed Form Alliance to Leverage Student Data — Without Parent Consent.

Naviance Not So Transparent & Cooking Up Data Starting in Kindergarten?

Reposted with permission from Missouri Education Watchdog. What to do when a vendor wants to know EVERYTHING about your child but won’t tell you what they are doing with the data? WHO DOES NAVIANCE SHARE DATA WITH? We have found … Continue reading Naviance Not So Transparent & Cooking Up Data Starting in Kindergarten?

An Interview with Alison McDowell: KEXP’s Mind Over Matters Community Forum

On August 5th Alison McDowell was a guest on KEXP’s news program Mind Over Matters. You can listen to the interview by clicking on the link below ( be patient – it takes a little bit of time for the … Continue reading An Interview with Alison McDowell: KEXP’s Mind Over Matters Community Forum