Twenty-six states passed 53 new laws focused on the collection, use, and protection of student data during the 2017 legislative session, according to a new analysis published recently by the Data Quality Campaign. The bulk of these new laws are going into effect this fall, ushering changes in state education agencies, school districts, and classrooms across the country.

While most legislative activity this year focused on privacy, some of these new data laws are focused on addressing some of the biggest current challenges in public education:

  • Connecticut passed a law that helps prospective students and their families make more informed...

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