Federal Updates

  • Last week, U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent letters to numerous education technology companies expressing concern about “vast amount of data being collected about our nation’s students” and seeking details on company data collection practices.
  • House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Scott (D-VA), Financial Service Committee Chairwoman Waters (D-CA), and Oversight Committee Chairman Cummings (D-MD) requested records from the Education Department regarding the cancellation of information-sharing agreements with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
  • No school districts are participating in the “Flexibility for Equitable Per-Pupil Spending” pilot program that was established in the Every Student Succeeds Act. The program allows districts to combine local, state and federal funding into new systems that weight funding on a per-pupil basis.

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