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DATA MINING IN FLORIDA

In another slap in the face to parents and students- personal information is being given to people who have no business knowing. The Palm Beach School Board is ready to agree to demands from the district to allow access to the private financial and educational information of many students. The Board is being asked to allow MORE access to MORE people. This is shameful data mining.  Instead of taking care of current employees- outside groups profit again.

There is no need to do this since there were district employees who could have done this program. Does anyone care?

Here is the proposal that will be voted on soon…

“On October 17, 2012, the Board approved an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Delray Beach to provide the City of Delray Beach with student data to increase the reading proficiency of students participating in the City’s Summer Learning Program.  The Interlocal Agreement between the School Board and the City of Delray Beach is in effect from August 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014.

The Amendment No. 1 to the Interlocal Agreement modifies the Agreement to enable the School District to provide student data to Achievement Centers for Children and Families (ACCF), who has partnered with the City of Delray Beach to implement the City’s Summer Learning Program.

• The City of Delray Beach implemented the Summer Learning Program to increase third grade reading proficiency of students from low income families by 50% by 2020.

• The Interlocal Agreement provides the City of Delray Beach with student data of students from low-income families that are attending schools located within the City’s geographic boundaries

• The Amendment allows ACCF access to the student data that is provided to the City of Delray Beach as defined by the Interlocal Agreement.”

Recommendation

I recommend that the School Board approve Amendment No. 1 to the Interlocal Agreement with the City of Delray Beach.  
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2 thoughts on “DATA MINING IN FLORIDA

  1. Where is the ACLU on the dissemination of private data to federal/state agencies and private organizations? Why is FERPA allowed to be modified via regulations? Why is CCSS allowed to circumvent the legislative process? Why aren’t parents up in arms about this? People are concerned about banking and Facebook information being disseminated to third parties w/o their consent but this tracking of children is much more insidious. http://www.missourieducationwatchdog.com/2013/02/personal-data-collected-and.html

  2. Good questions! They do this stuff and hope nobody notices- or cares.

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