Category Archives: Technology

Education Week, “The Case(s) Against Personalized Learning (aka IEPs)”

Click here: “Leading researchers say their work does not support the most enthusiastic claims being made by personalized-learning supporters. Education experts are raising questions about implications for teaching and learning. Tech-industry critics are sounding alarms about Silicon Valley’s growing influence over public schools. And a small but vocal coalition of parents and activists from across the political spectrum deride the term “personalized learning” as an Orwellian misnomer for replacing teachers with digital devices and data-mining software.”
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FBI confirms former FBI Director Comey drafted letter on Hillary Clinton email investigation before completing interviews

Click here: The documents proving former FBI Director James Comey  began drafting a letter regarding Hillary Clinton’s email investigation months before conducting several key interviews were first brought to light by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, after they reviewed transcripts of interviews with top Comey aides who alluded to the email’s existence.

If the FBI Has Your Biometrics, It Doesn’t Have to Tell You

Click here: “The FBI’s Next Generation Identification system stores the biometric records  (fingerprints, iris scans and other biometric information) of people who have undergone background checks for jobs, volunteer positions and military service, as well as of those who have criminal records. Effective Aug. 31, that database will be exempt from certain parts of the Privacy Act, a law that allows people whose records are held by the federal government to request more information about which records those are.”