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Protecting Student Privacy in Research Projects

May 12, 2017 | Education New York

Protecting Student Privacy in Research Projects

While a great deal of attention has been paid recently to protecting the privacy of students’ personal information and education records, this resource argues that families and educators also need to be aware of the use and disclosure of students‘ personal information in research conducted by universities and other entities. This resource explores some potential […]

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SafeGov Boston Parents Survey: Views on technology in the classroom from Boston’s parents

May 12, 2017 | SafeGov

SafeGov Boston Parents Survey: Views on technology in the classroom from Boston’s parents

This survey of parents with school age children in Boston conducted between January 2015 and February 2015 shows that parents see many benefits from in school internet access, with more than 80 percent stating that in-school internet access helps students develop the necessary skills to gain employment and participate in the global economy. However, a majority of parents […]

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Common Sense Media Parent Student Privacy Survey

May 12, 2017 | Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Parent Student Privacy Survey

This 2014 national survey from Common Sense Media and the Benenson Strategy Group shows American adults are concerned about how kids’ personal data may be used to market to them, both at home and at school.

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Undocumented Students and Families: The Facts

May 12, 2017 | Association of California School Administrators and Fagen Friedman Fulfrost LLP

Undocumented Students and Families: The Facts

This guide is for local education agencies who wish to understand their obligations under student privacy statutes and other Federal laws with respect to undocumented students and their families.

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COPPA 101 for Educators

May 12, 2017 | iKeepSafe

COPPA 101 for Educators

This one pager offers an overview of COPPA, including the obligation of schools under COPPA and key terms and definitions.

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Hiding Behind Ivory Towers: Penalizing Schools That Improperly Invoke Student Privacy To Suppress Open Records Requests

May 12, 2017 | Georgetown University

Hiding Behind Ivory Towers: Penalizing Schools That Improperly Invoke Student Privacy To Suppress Open Records Requests

This article suggests the status quo gives institutions strong incentives to unlawfully deny open records requests through reliance on FERPA. Indeed, it makes economic sense for many of these institutions to overcomply with FERPA and undercomply with open records laws. To alleviate this problem, this Note proposes the imposition of penalties on schools that unreasonably withhold […]

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Student Privacy 101: Health Privacy in Schools – What Law Applies?

May 11, 2017 | World Privacy Forum

Student Privacy 101: Health Privacy in Schools – What Law Applies?

Whether your records are covered under HIPAA or FERPA — or in some cases are not covered under any law — can be a challenging question to answer in some instances. Here are some basics to guide you through the most important parts of what information is covered by what law, when, and where.

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Complying with COPPA: FAQs (Section M)

May 11, 2017 | Federal Trade Commission

Complying with COPPA: FAQs (Section M)

This FAQ document is a guide for businesses and parents on COPPA and a guide for small entities who work with student data on how to remain compliant with COPPA.

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