CoSN: Administration’s Privacy Protection Steps Should Encourage Effective Use of Student Data

Washington, DC
Monday, January 12, 2015

Washington, DC (January 12, 2015) – CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) CEO Keith Krueger today issued the following statement on President Barack Obama’s new privacy protections:

“CoSN welcomes the Administration’s strong interest in protecting student data, but encourages a measured, thoughtful process. Most importantly, new federal privacy policies should not overreach and limit the ability of educators to use data to improve student outcomes. A balanced approach is needed. We urge the Administration to look beyond simple prohibitions and embrace policies that will build the capacity of schools, school leaders, and teachers to effectively use and protect data.”

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