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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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Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities

April 19, 2019 | SETDA

Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities

With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this report was launched under the leadership of Christine Fox, SETDA’s Deputy Executive Director with guidance from SETDA’s State Action Committee, membership and private sector partners to provide a comprehensive overview of state practices related to the procurement of digital instructional materials. As part of the […]

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Teaching Impacts of Technology: Data Collection, Use, and Privacy

April 19, 2019 | UC San Diego

Teaching Impacts of Technology: Data Collection, Use, and Privacy

In this course you’ll focus on how constant data collection and big data analysis have impacted us, exploring the interplay between using your data and protecting it, as well as thinking about what it could do for you in the future. This will be done through a series of paired teaching sections, exploring a specific […]

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Thinking beyond the School Day: How Secure Data Sharing and Community Partnerships Can Improve Student Learning

April 19, 2019 | Data Quality Campaign

Thinking beyond the School Day: How Secure Data Sharing and Community Partnerships Can Improve Student Learning

Learning doesn’t end at 3 p.m. or in June, and neither should data-driven support for students. Communities across the country are recognizing out-of-school time (OST) programs as key partners to provide students not only important enrichment and academic services but also targeted supports and expanded learning opportunities. This policy brief highlights the value of school-community […]

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Digital Resources Menu

April 19, 2019 | Escambia County School District

Digital Resources Menu

The Escambia County School District has a digital learning ecosystem–the CORE. Incorporating all new digital learning materials into our ecosystem, the CORE, will ensure anywhere, anytime accessibility for learning using a content library that accommodates various learning styles and preferences, the ability for students to construct content, to make learning visible, and to communicate mastery […]

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Data Systems Overview: A focus on Student Level Data Systems and Privacy

April 19, 2019 | New Hampshire Department of Education

Data Systems Overview: A focus on Student Level Data Systems and Privacy

The NH DoE has developed data collection policies, processes and procedures to strengthen education. This document will walk you through a historical summary describing the evolution of today’s system; a summary of what data is collected and used by schools and the public (both data maintained in the State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) as well […]

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