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Start the Conversation: Student Data Privacy for Classroom Teachers

June 5, 2017 | Ferpa Sherpa

Start the Conversation: Student Data Privacy for Classroom Teachers

Much of the information available about data privacy in education is written to target parents or district/school administrators. While it is essential for these stakeholders to understand the policies and practices that will keep children safe, the people who are using technology and data every day with students are classroom teachers. Education technology administrators tend […]

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Welcome To The New FERPA|Sherpa!

June 5, 2017 | Amelia Vance

Welcome To The New FERPA|Sherpa!

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum relaunched FERPA|Sherpa, the leading resource for information about education privacy issues. Named after the core federal law that governs education privacy, FERPA|Sherpa provides students, parents, schools, ed tech companies, and policymakers with easy access to the resources, best practices, and guidelines that are essential to understanding the complex privacy issues arising at the intersection of kids, schools, and technology.

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Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit (v3)

June 5, 2017 | CoSN

Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit (v3)

The CoSN Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit supports School Systems in understanding the issues that arise when navigating student data privacy responsibilities, including the selection and use of an online service provider. The original version of this document focused on key requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children’s […]

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Model Webpage: Cambridge Student Data Privacy

May 29, 2017 | Cambridge Public Schools

Model Webpage: Cambridge Student Data Privacy

Cambridge Public School’s student data privacy website. This website has sections on why student privacy matters (for both district staff and for families); a list of the pre-approved apps and other resources; a place for staff to request new resources; professional development resources; legal resources; resources for parents to keep children safe online at home; […]

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The Best Way to Protect Students’ Personal Data: Teacher Training

May 29, 2017 | Slate

The Best Way to Protect Students’ Personal Data: Teacher Training

Nationwide, however, such training for teachers and school administrators is surprisingly rare. That’s a problem, because it suggests that recent efforts to bolster student data protection have largely neglected one of the biggest risks to any school information network—its users.

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What’s Possible with Personalized Learning? An Overview of Personalized Learning for Schools, Families & Communities

May 29, 2017 | iNACOL

What’s Possible with Personalized Learning? An Overview of Personalized Learning for Schools, Families & Communities

The goal of this report is to inform schools, families and communities about the potential of personalized learning and empower them with ways to support the shift to student-centered learning. In the pages that follow, we define personalized learning and describe why it matters. We highlight examples of personalized learning in action to show how […]

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The Forum Guide to Data Ethics Online Course

May 21, 2017 | National Forum on Education Statistics

The Forum Guide to Data Ethics Online Course

While laws set the legal parameters that govern data use, ethics establish the fundamental principles of “right and wrong” that are critical to the appropriate management and use of education data in the technology age. This online course is based on The Forum Guide to Data Ethics and is focused on how ethical principles apply […]

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How Can Teachers and Schools Use Data Effectively?

May 21, 2017 | National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

How Can Teachers and Schools Use Data Effectively?

Over the past decade, educational policymakers have consistently called for data use. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, with its emphasis on annual progress in students’ achievement scores and quantitative evidence for school decisions, included a mandate for so-called “data-driven decision making.” More recently, the Obama administration designated building data systems that […]

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Teachers’ Ability to Use Data to Inform Instruction: Challenges and Supports

May 21, 2017 | US Department of Education

Teachers’ Ability to Use Data to Inform Instruction: Challenges and Supports

Part I of this report describes the responses that 50 individual teachers and 72 small groups gave to the data scenario questions. The teachers interviewed are not a nationally representative sample, but they do provide a detailed initial look at how these particular teachers think about student data in schools that were thought to be […]

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Collecting Data to Improve Classroom Management

May 21, 2017 | Midwest Regional Education Laboratory

Collecting Data to Improve Classroom Management

REL Midwest received a request for information on the effectiveness of collecting and tracking data to improve classroom management. Following an established REL Midwest research protocol, we conducted a search for research reports as well as descriptive and policy-oriented briefs and articles on the effectiveness of collecting and tracking data to improve classroom management. We […]

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