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Model: Massachusetts LEA Vendor Contract

May 11, 2017 | Massachusetts Student Privacy Alliance

Model: Massachusetts LEA Vendor Contract

This document is a sample privacy terms and conditions document for use by LEA officials in Massachusetts who are seeking to hire a contractor that will handle student data.

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Model: An Overview of the California Student Data Privacy Agreement

May 11, 2017 | California Student Privacy Alliance

Model: An Overview of the California Student Data Privacy Agreement

Since the passage of AB 1584, (now found at California Education Code section 49073.1), school districts have struggled to incorporate its required provisions in their contracts with digital providers. Two reasons account for a large portion of these difficulties. First, school districts often do not have the legal resources to negotiate with legally compliant privacy […]

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Ensuring Equity in ESSA: The Role of N-Size in Subgroup Accountability

May 10, 2017 | Alliance for Excellent Education

Ensuring Equity in ESSA: The Role of N-Size in Subgroup Accountability

This report recommends that states set their n-size as low as possible (ten or fewer students) to maximize the number of student subgroups created. This will ensure that states identify student subgroups with low academic performance and/or low high school graduation rates and provide targeted interventions to support the schools those students attend. Specifically, states should not require a […]

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Capacity Enablers and Barriers for Learning Analytics: Implications for Policy and Practice

May 10, 2017 | Alliance for Excellent Education

Capacity Enablers and Barriers for Learning Analytics: Implications for Policy and Practice

Data dashboards are based on the idea that numerous individual performance indicators, such as academic achievement and leadership, correct the shortcomings of accountability systems that rely on a single test score or combine indicators into a difficult-to-interpret index. The report offers policy recommendations to help states and districts to develop data dashboards that provide the […]

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Apple Parent Guide to Privacy

May 10, 2017 | Apple

Apple Parent Guide to Privacy

This guide is designed to help parents and guardians understand how Apple helps protect the privacy of your student’s information. Our goal is to provide the best tools for learning, while making sure our technology works in ways that protect your student’s privacy and keep their data safe.

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Privacy and Student Data: An Overview of Federal Laws Impacting Student Information Collected Through Networked Technologies

May 10, 2017 | Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Privacy and Student Data: An Overview of Federal Laws Impacting Student Information Collected Through Networked Technologies

The purpose of this document is to provide schools, parents and students alike with an overview of some of the laws that may apply as schools begin to use networked services to help educate students. All of the relevant statutes – and particularly FERPA – are complex and are the subjects of large bodies of […]

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Student Privacy and Ed Tech (K-12) Research Briefing

May 10, 2017 | Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Student Privacy and Ed Tech (K-12) Research Briefing

Foundational changes at the intersection of technology, society, law, and behavior are disrupting and energizing large institutions, impacting the educational technologies and student privacy landscape at lightning speed. Greater levels of connectivity and participation are raising questions about how best to navigate new types of learning environments, how best to engage in data-driven decision-making, and […]

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Youth Perspectives on Tech in Schools: From Mobile Devices to Restrictions and Monitoring

May 10, 2017 | Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Youth Perspectives on Tech in Schools: From Mobile Devices to Restrictions and Monitoring

This research brief is a contribution by the Youth and Media team at the Berkman Center to its Student Privacy Initiative, which seeks to explore the opportunities and challenges that may arise as educational institutions adopt cloud computing technologies. In order to understand the implications of cloud services for student privacy more holistically, it might […]

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