Parents Archive

April 21, 2016

Houston Independent School District Resources

The Houston ISD Education Technology department provides trending, analysis, research, testing and customized innovative services to support the district’s strategic initiatives. In addition, Houston ISD provides many resources for parents and students about their online privacy. In particular, Houston ISD provides a Safety and Security Rating, which rates commonly used web applications for their safety, […]

April 21, 2016

Common Sense Media SOPIPA FAQ

Common Sense Media has released their SOPIPA FAQs with the intent to help educate parents, teachers, and educational service providers about California’s Student Online Personal Information Protection Act. In the FAQs, Common Sense shares its ideas for the SOPIPA best practices.

January 13, 2016

Parent’s Guide to Student Data Privacy Now Available in Spanish!

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), Connect Safely, and the National PTA are proud to announce that the Parent’s Guide to Student Data Privacy is now available in Spanish, both on-line and in hard copy formats. Last year, FPF partnered with ConnectSafely and the National PTA to create the Parent’s Guide to Student Data Privacy. […]

September 21, 2015

What Is Student Data?

  Type of Use Examples Administrative Student registration, Course scheduling, Guidance counseling, Attendance, School lunch programs, Busing services Instructional Homework assignments, Learning apps, Working collaboratively online, Engaging with teachers and classmates, Tailored course curricula, Support services, and Instructional tools Assessment and Measurement Measuring the quality of education, Standardized tests, Course assessments, Reshaping Classroom materials, Measuring […]

September 21, 2015

Issues Outside of School

Children use various educational programs and e-games for both learning and fun.

September 21, 2015

Student Privacy Rights

There are a number of important laws that touch upon privacy in the classroom.

September 21, 2015

Student Privacy Pledge

Parents need to trust both schools and the service providers that work with schools.