Category Archives: Fiduciary Responsibility

Who gets access to the kids’ information? InnovateEDU Inc./Project Unicorn’s Pledges are Overly Vague–Did Your School Commit?

The big unknown question is who or what exactly will have access to children’s information that InnovateEDU Inc./Project Unicorn is collecting as part of its (or maybe its funders’?) data interoperability project? Schools are not legally required to share children’s information … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Data, data interoperability, Data Mining, Ed tech, Fiduciary Responsibility, ICCSD, Iowa City Schools, Monetize children's data, Opt In, Opt Out, Privacy, Project Unicorn, School Board Ethics, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Project Unicorn Reminds Me of inBloom #studentprivacy

Staring at a school provided screen, often smaller than the one many adults work on, a 21st Century school child works as a research subject for outside companies, sharing information and producing data that these companies will then mine and … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Data, Data Mining, Ed Tech Ethics, Fiduciary Responsibility, Informed Consent, InnovateEDU, Iowa City Schools, Opt In, Opt Out, Paradigm Shift, Privacy, Project Unicorn, School Board Ethics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Barbara Bryd-Bennett’s Guilty Plea: A Case Study of a School Board’s Failed Management

School board members, taxpayers, and parents everywhere can learn important lessons from the events leading up to the recent federal indictment of and eventual guilty plea by Barbara Bryd-Bennett, the former head of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), in connection with her relationship … Continue reading

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It’s Not Far to Chicago: School Districts, Public Bidding, and Possible Conflicts of Interest

Demonstrating why school districts everywhere should utilize a transparent bidding process, the Chicago Public Schools’ district has earned bad publicity and a federal investigation for its failure to solicit bids for an approximate $20 million dollar contract it awarded to The SUPES … Continue reading

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