The House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education will be having a hearing on April 22, 2015, on “Examining the Challenges Facing Native American Schools.”

The hearing is scheduled at 10:00 a.m. in room 2175 Rayburn H.O.B.

To watch the hearing live, you can utilize this link.


Witness List

Ms. Jill Burcum
Editorial Writer
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mr. Brian Cladoosby
President
National Congress of American Indians
Embassy of Tribal Nations
Washington, D.C.

Ms. Melissa Emrey-Arras
Director
Education, Workforce and Income Security Issues
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Boston, Massachusetts

Mr. Quinton Roman Nose
Executive Director
Tribal Education Departments National Assembly
Boulder, Colorado

Quinton’s written testimony can be seen here.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, February 12 at 11:15 a.m., the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education will hold a hearing to explore the use of new technology in the classroom and examine the need to modernize the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The hearing, entitled “How Emerging Technology Affects Student Privacy,” will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
Advancements in classroom technology have become an important tool, enabling educators and researchers to develop new solutions to improve student learning. However, with the benefit of more technology comes the risk of compromising student privacy. The law intended to ensure parents’ rights and safeguard student records, FERPA, has not been significantly updated in 40 years. As a result, parents and students have become vulnerable to the inappropriate use of student data, often without their knowledge or consent.
Thursday’s hearing will provide members an opportunity to learn more about the role new technology is playing in classrooms and school accountability, its impact on student privacy, and the need to advance reforms that will strengthen student privacy protections.
To learn more about the hearing, click here.

WITNESS LIST

Ms. Shannon Sevier
Vice President for Advocacy
National Parent Teacher Association
San Antonio, TX

Ms. Allyson Knox
Director of Education Policy and Programs
Microsoft
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Sheryl R. Abshire
Chief Technology Officer
Calcasieu Parish Public Schools
Lake Charles, LA

Mr. Joel R. Reidenberg
Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Chair and Professor of Law
Founding Academic Director
Center on Law and Information Policy
Fordham Law School
New York, NY

Date: 11/19/2014 02:30 PM
Location: 628 Senate Dirksen Bldg
Type: Oversight Hearing

Witnesses:

THE HONORABLE ROBERT L. LISTENBEE JR.
DR. YVETTE ROUBIDEAUX,
Acting Director-Indian Health Service
MS. KANA ENOMOTO,
Principal Deputy Administrator-Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Panel 1

MR. RICK VAN DEN POL
Director and Principal Investigator-Institute of Educational Research and Service, The University of Montana National Native Children’s Trauma Center

MS. VERNÉ BOERNER
President/CEO-Alaska Native Health Board

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