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Privacy & Student Data: Companion Learning Tools

May 21, 2017 | Berkman Klein Center

Privacy & Student Data: Companion Learning Tools

We have compiled these materials to explain and clarify three key federal student privacy laws and their impact on ed tech adoption and use, so that you can create meaningful learning experiences with core faculty and staff constituencies. The laws are the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act or “FERPA” (20 U.S.C. § 1232g), the […]

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Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy

May 21, 2017 | Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy

Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy

The Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy will help parents understand what data gets collected at school, how it’s protected (or not), and what they can do to help ensure their child’s sensitive information stays secure.

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Teachers  Know Best: Making Data Work For Teachers and Students

May 21, 2017 | Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Teachers Know Best: Making Data Work For Teachers and Students

As part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s broader efforts to improve educational opportunities for all students, the Teachers Know Best research project seeks to encourage innovation in K–12 education by helping product developers and those who procure resources for teachers better understand teachers’ views.

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Balancing Law Student Privacy Interests and Progressive Pedagogy

May 21, 2017 | Florida International University

Balancing Law Student Privacy Interests and Progressive Pedagogy

This Article analyzes claims over whether FERPA prohibits certain progressive law school academic support methodologies, using the text of the statute, the related regulations, case law from the Supreme Court of the United States and other federal courts, and statements from the Department of Education.

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Privacy Quick Tips for Vendors

May 21, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

Privacy Quick Tips for Vendors

This resource contains privacy tips for vendors based on compliance with FERPA and COPPA. This resources also provides an overview of common cybersecurity risks and how to avoid them.

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Privacy and Security in Early Childhood Data Use

May 21, 2017 | Privacy Technical Assistance Center

Privacy and Security in Early Childhood Data Use

This presentation discusses key privacy issues in using data in early childhood, how to use early childhood data from planning through sustainability, the impact of FERPA & HIPAA, and tools for states to inform data use. The toolkit is designed to be used by states to gain an understanding of the privacy considerations for the state’s intended […]

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Mitigating Data System Misconceptions

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Mitigating Data System Misconceptions

At the March 2015 Best Practices Conference, SLDS and Workforce Data Quality Initiative grantees shared some common misconceptions heard from various stakeholders, including legislators, parents, privacy advocates, and educators. Despite the variability in factors such as states’ political environments, population size, and progress with their data systems, many common themes emerged. This document shares those […]

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Early Childhood Data Governance in Action! An Introduction

May 20, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Early Childhood Data Governance in Action! An Introduction

Early Childhood Integrated Data Systems (ECIDS) allow agencies and programs to efficiently collect and use robust information about state and local early childhood programs, workforce, and child outcomes. Data governance provides a means to establish a common vision for early childhood data use in the state, with key policy and program decisions supporting that vision. […]

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SLDS Brief – P-20W Data Governance Challenge

May 20, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

SLDS Brief – P-20W Data Governance Challenge

In general, data governance refers to the overall management of the availability, usability, integrity, quality, and security of data. It is both an organizational process and a structure. Data governance establishes responsibility for data, organizing program area/agency staff to collaboratively and continuously improve data quality through the systematic creation and enforcement of policies, roles, responsibilities, […]

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