Educators Archive

Transparency Best Practices

April 28, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

Transparency Best Practices

Parents often ask questions like “What information are you collecting about my child?” “Why do you need that information, and what do you use it for?” or “How do you safeguard my child’s information?” These are legitimate questions that parents want schools and districts to answer. This document provides a number of recommendations for keeping […]

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Model Terms of Service: Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services

April 28, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

Model Terms of Service: Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services

The Privacy Technical Assistance Center, working with the Department of Education’s Family Policy Compliance office, has developed a new checklist document that provides a framework for evaluating online educational tools’ Terms of Service Agreements. This document is intended to assist users in understanding how a given online service or app will collect, use and/or transmit […]

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Room for Debate: Protecting Student Privacy in Online Learning

April 28, 2017 | The New York Times

Room for Debate: Protecting Student Privacy in Online Learning

The NYTimes Room for Debate Opinion column discusses student privacy, with debaters Khaliah Barnes (EPIC), Jules Polonetsky (FPF), Olga Garcia-Kaplan (parent blogger), Richard D. Kahlenberg (co-author “A Smarter Charter”), and Tyler Bosmeny (Clever).

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Student Data Privacy Communications Toolkit

April 28, 2017 | The Foundation for Excellence in Education

Student Data Privacy Communications Toolkit

This student data privacy toolkit provides school districts and schools with recommendations on how to most effectively communicate with parents and other stakeholder groups about student data privacy, as well as a host of communications tools that can be used in these communications efforts. All toolkit resources are generalized for blanket use, so areas in […]

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Infographic: How Data Empowers Parents

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Infographic: How Data Empowers Parents

When parents have the right information to make decisions, students excel. But often the only information parents receive about their child’s education is through paper report cards and the occasional parent teacher conference. Better information empowers parents to provide better support, make better decisions, and be better advocates.

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How Principals Use Data: Mr. Maya’s Data-Rich Year

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

How Principals Use Data: Mr. Maya’s Data-Rich Year

When principals are empowered with data, teachers and students do better. Principals have access to more quality data than ever, on factors like student and teacher performance, professional development needs, budget and resources, student behavior, attendance, and more. Mr. Maya’s Data-Rich Year follows one principal along with his leadership staff and team of teachers (and […]

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Infographic: What Is Student Data?

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Infographic: What Is Student Data?

There are many types of data that support student learning—and they’re so much more than test scores. But individual data points don’t give the full picture needed to support the incredibly important education goals of parents, students, educators, and policymakers. See the types of data that can come together—under requirements like privacy and security—to form […]

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How Teachers Can Use Data: Ms. Bullen’s Data-Rich Year

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

How Teachers Can Use Data: Ms. Bullen’s Data-Rich Year

Teachers have access to more quality data than ever, on factors like student performance, attendance, and more. When used along with pedagogy, content knowledge, and professional judgment, these data can be used responsibly to improve outcomes for kids. This graphic follows a teacher and student through the school year to see how data help teachers, […]

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Getting the Facts Straight about Education Data

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Getting the Facts Straight about Education Data

This resource provides facts about common education data misconceptions, including the perceived federal role in data collection, sensitive student information, and FERPA.

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