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Forum Guide to Early Warning Systems

May 22, 2019 | National Forum on Education Statistics

Forum Guide to Early Warning Systems

The Forum Guide to Early Warning Systems provides information and best practices to help education agencies plan, develop, implement, and use an early warning system in their agency to inform interventions that improve student outcomes. The document includes a review of early warning systems and their use in education agencies and explains the role of […]

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Fundraising in the Digital Age

May 19, 2019 | California City School Superintendents

Fundraising in the Digital Age

Online fundraising sites are becoming an increasingly popular method of raising money to support public schools. Such sites can be valuable tools for schools, school employees, booster clubs, and foundations to raise funds to support educational programs and activities. However, to avoid potential pitfalls, it is important for school districts to establish policies and protocols […]

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SDPC Resource Registry

May 19, 2019 | Student Data Privacy Consortium

SDPC Resource Registry

The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) is an unique collaborative of schools, districts, regional, territories and state agencies, policy makers, trade organizations and marketplace providers addressing real-world, adaptable, and implementable solutions to growing data privacy concerns.

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Utah State Board of Education Data Dictionary

May 19, 2019 | Utah State Board of Education

Utah State Board of Education Data Dictionary

This resource provides an overview of the types of data elements that the Utah State Board of Education collects and how those elements are defined.

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9 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Seek to Amend under FERPA

May 7, 2019 | Amelia Vance

9 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Seek to Amend under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) grants parents and eligible students* the right to seek to amend student records that are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise violate student privacy. Schools can do many things before, during, and after the amendment process to ensure full compliance with FERPA. These nine items will help schools comply with the law and treat parents fairly when they request a record amendment.

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April 30, 2019 | SLDS Grant Program

Research Request Process Tool Kit

Agencies that have developed research request processes find ways to implement and adapt those processes to their organizational needs and cultures. Some agencies have used the following questions and considerations to guide the creation of their processes.

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Baltimore County Public Schools Tools & Privacy

April 30, 2019 | Baltimore County Public Schools

Baltimore County Public Schools Tools & Privacy

This website provides tools that are essential to the curriculum and for vendors who are under contract with Baltimore County Public Schools. Also, there is a list of third party vendors that the district uses and what kind of information they have access to.

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11 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Inspect and Review under FERPA

April 24, 2019 | Amelia Vance

11 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Inspect and Review under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) grants parents and eligible students the right to inspect and review education records and to receive an explanation or interpretation of those records. To fulfill these rights, schools are obligated to follow a fair process. These 11 best practices can help schools prepare for even the most complex data access issues.

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Best Practices for Data Destruction

April 22, 2019 | Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Best Practices for Data Destruction

The Data Destruction Document is a best practices guide on properly destroying sensitive student data after it is no longer needed.  It details the life cycle of data and discusses various legal requirements relating to the destruction of data under FERPA, and examines a variety of methods for properly destroying data.  The guide also discusses […]

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