Friday, January 27, 2017

"the bill is currently being reviewed, and will be assigned to a committee"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"A local legislator has proposed a law that he hopes will protect student data as technology becomes more prevalent in the classroom. 
State Rep. Jeffrey Roy, D-Franklin, filed the bill last week. The bill builds off one he put forth during the last legislative session. 
It aims to prevent the use of data garnered through students' technological activities in such things as targeted advertisements. 
"We want data to inform thinking and make education better, but we don't want the data out there in the marketplace," he said. "I think it's fairly obvious that, through the educational community, we have amassed tremendous amounts of data on our students; we haven't, legislatively, kept up with it."

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Rep Roy at the School Committee meeting
Rep Roy at the School Committee meeting
Representative Jeff Roy appeared before the Franklin School Committee at their January 10, 2017 meeting. He presented and overview of his legislative agenda including the bill on student data privacy. Find more from the meeting in the notes summary

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