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A Conversation with Dean Folkers

September 16, 2019 | Amelia Vance

A Conversation with Dean Folkers

The Forum Guide to Education Data Privacy explores how state and local education agencies (SEAs and LEAs) can support best practices at the school level to protect the confidentiality of student data in routine instructional and administrative tasks. On July 17, FPF spoke with Working Group Co-Chair Dean Folkers, of the Nebraska Department of Education, about the Forum guide, privacy on the ground, and common-sense thinking about handling student data.

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A Conversation with Melissa Peterson

September 10, 2019 | Amelia Vance

A Conversation with Melissa Peterson

On August 22, FPF spoke with Melissa Peterson, Data Privacy and Security Trainer at the Colorado Department of Education, about her use of gamification to impart privacy essentials, including disclosure avoidance, personally identifiable information (PII), school safety, and more, in a fun and engaging way.

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Wait, Why Not Just Use Administrative Data?

August 19, 2019 | Amelia Vance

Wait, Why Not Just Use Administrative Data?

Administrative data can tell stories. These stories about our schools and districts can change lives and improve policies. In a world gripped by one data privacy scandal after another, why not try research using administrative data first?

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A Conversation with Sonja Trainor

August 6, 2019 | Amelia Vance

A Conversation with Sonja Trainor

The National School Board Association (NSBA), a federation of state school board associations representing more than 90,000 school board officials across the United States, wrote two of FPF’s favorite legal and policy guides on student data privacy and security, “Data in the Cloud” and “Data Security for Schools.” On July 22, FPF spoke with Sonja Trainor, NSBA’s Managing Director for Legal Advocacy, about these resources.

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LEA Model Document: Record of Parent Notification of Student Threat or Incident

August 4, 2019 | Utah State Board of Education

LEA Model Document: Record of Parent Notification of Student Threat or Incident

This model resource provides a form, which is a record required to be maintained securely and confidentially by the school consistent with §53A-11a-203(3) following parent notification of student suicide threat, bullying incident, cyber-bullying incident, harassment incident, hazing incident or retaliation incident.  This form should not be used to notify parents of the incident.

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