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Model Website: Philadelphia Student Data Privacy

May 16, 2017 | School District of Philadelphia

Model Website: Philadelphia Student Data Privacy

This website offers resources to vendors and other interested parties about the measures taken by the School District of Philadelphia to protect data privacy.

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On the Block: Student Data and Privacy in the Digital Age

May 15, 2017 | National Education Policy Center

On the Block: Student Data and Privacy in the Digital Age

As legislators develop statutory language and district leaders develop their contracting policies, the authors of this report recommend that they review the comprehensive guidelines detailed in the Electronic Privacy Information Center’s Student Privacy Bill of Rights. They also recommend that policymakers develop policies that encompass not only the privacy of student educational records but also the wide […]

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The Educational Cost of Schoolhouse Commercialism

May 15, 2017 | National Education Policy Center

The Educational Cost of Schoolhouse Commercialism

This report argues that, often, school-business partnerships are little more than marketing arrangements with little if any educational benefit and the potential to harm to children in a variety of ways. The 2010-2011 Annual Report on Schoolhouse Commercializing Trends considers how commercializing activities in schools harm children educationally.

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Biometric Data Collection and RFID Tracking in Schools: A Reasoned Approach to Reasonable Expectations of Privacy

May 15, 2017 | North Carolina Law Review

Biometric Data Collection and RFID Tracking in Schools: A Reasoned Approach to Reasonable Expectations of Privacy

Part I provides an overview of the field of biometrics and RFID technology with emphasis on school-specific applications of the technology. Part II examines the Fourth Amendment issues raised by the proliferation of this technology in schools and details the case law that provides a foundation for analysis. Part III analyzes the competing interests under […]

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Software & Information Industry Association Policy Guidelines for Building a Student Privacy Trust Framework

May 15, 2017 | Software and Information Industry Association

Software & Information Industry Association Policy Guidelines for Building a Student Privacy Trust Framework

As policymakers consider the need for additional federal and state regulation, this SIIA policy brief outlines a number of principles and considerations to ensure policies are appropriately targeted and crafted to ensure they do not create any unintended or unnecessary barriers to school operations and digital learning opportunities.

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May 15, 2017 | Software and Information Industry Association

SIIA Announces Industry Best Practices to Safeguard Student Information Privacy and Data Security and Advance the Effective Use of Technology in Education

With the goal of supplementing existing efforts, SIIA released the following Best Practices for the Safeguarding of Student Information Privacy and Security for Providers of School Services. These privacy and security best practices are intended as guidance for providers of educational services to educational institutions to the extent that they collect, disseminate, use or maintain […]

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