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Sharing Student Information with Police: Balancing Student Rights with School Safety

May 21, 2017 | American Bar Association

Sharing Student Information with Police: Balancing Student Rights with School Safety

This paper focuses on the body of laws (including FERPA) governing schools’ sharing of student information with police, an issue in both K-12 and higher education, and in both public and private schools.The paper examines the extent to which each area of law forbids, requires, or permits but does not require, schools to share information […]

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FERPA Guidance for Local School Districts

May 21, 2017 | New Hampshire School Boards Association

FERPA Guidance for Local School Districts

This resource discusses school district requirements under FERPA, including guidance on definitions of what qualifies as an education ‘record’ under FERPA.

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Stakeholder Engagement Toolkit: Traversing ‘Stakeholder Land’

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Stakeholder Engagement Toolkit: Traversing ‘Stakeholder Land’

This stakeholder engagement toolkit guides readers through “Stakeholder Land,” an imaginary board game that helps SEAs and LEAs develop a strategic approach towards stakeholder engagement. Although not an actual game, this toolkit equips interested parties with a six- step plan that builds towards effective stakeholder engagement. Along with the six steps, the toolkit supplies guiding […]

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Strategies for Situation-Based Communications

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Strategies for Situation-Based Communications

Following are four fictional situations based on challenges commonly faced by states with SLDS projects. Sample communications strategies for each situation were developed from discussions with state participants at meetings held in May and July 2014.

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Strategies for Handling ‘Opt Out’

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Strategies for Handling ‘Opt Out’

This brief provides an overview of the data collections and data uses that are often part of opt-out measures. It also examines strategies that states are developing to handle opt-out preferences in their SLDSs and ensure that data are properly managed.

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State Approaches to Engaging Local K12 Stakeholders

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

State Approaches to Engaging Local K12 Stakeholders

This SLDS Spotlight discusses the strategies used and lessons learned by Virginia, Oregon, Iowa, and Washington, DC through efforts to engage with stakeholders. These states offered insights for both engaging with and understanding the needs of districts and using that knowledge to create effective tools.

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Data Use Through Visualizations and Narratives

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Data Use Through Visualizations and Narratives

In this Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Spotlight, Georgia, Oregon, and Rhode Island share insights on developing resources and tools to create useful data visualizations and narratives, while training educators and others to use data effectively and creatively.

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SLDS IRB Requirement

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

SLDS IRB Requirement

Many states receiving fiscal year 2012 SLDS grants have been required to obtain an Institutional Review Board (IRB) review for their projects. In this webinar, Charles McGrew of the SLDS Grant Program and Philip Moberg of Northern Kentucky University discuss the purpose of an IRB review and how SLDS project leaders can approach the process. […]

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SLDS Data Use Standards – Standards in Practice

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

SLDS Data Use Standards – Standards in Practice

This resource is intended to inform pre- and in-service educator training programs. The language is purposefully nontechnical to make it accessible for educators.

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