Policymakers Archive

School Safety & Privacy: An Animated Introduction

June 3, 2019 | Amelia Vance

School Safety & Privacy: An Animated Introduction

How can schools make privacy part of their safety plans? The Future of Privacy Forum’s new animated video explores some technologies that schools use or are considering, privacy harms that can result from surveillance, and basic steps to help districts safeguard students’ privacy.

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The Policymaker’s Guide to Student Privacy

May 30, 2019 | Future of Privacy Forum

The Policymaker’s Guide to Student Privacy

This short guide provides short answers to the following questions: How Is Student Data Used? Which Federal Laws Already Address Student and Child Privacy? Do General Privacy Laws Address Student Data? What Are Common State-Level Approaches to Regulating Student Data? What Are Potential Issues to Consider When Drafting Student Privacy Legislation? Which Stakeholders Should Policymakers Consult […]

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Principles for School Safety, Privacy, and Equity

May 30, 2019 | 40 organizations

Principles for School Safety, Privacy, and Equity

Forty education, privacy, disability rights, and civil rights organizations released these ten principles for school safety to protect all students’ privacy, dignity, and right to an equal education. These principles do not replace carefully crafted policy and school safety plans. Rather, they serve to guide policymakers and education stakeholders on the role and importance of privacy and equity […]

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Barriers to Parent-School Involvement for Early Elementary Students

May 22, 2019 | National Center for Education Statistics

Barriers to Parent-School Involvement for Early Elementary Students

This Statistics in Brief examines the level of parents’ involvement in activities in their children’s schools and the specific types of activities in which they participated when their children were enrolled in second grade. The report also describes the types of barriers to participation that parents face.

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Report of the Student Data Privacy Task Force Presented to the General Law Committee Connecticut General Assembly

May 22, 2019 | Alexis Shore

Report of the Student Data Privacy Task Force Presented to the General Law Committee Connecticut General Assembly

This report addresses issues pertaining to the protection of student data, information, content, and records as governed under Connecticut Public Acts 16-189 (CGS §§ Chap. 170, Sect. 10-234aa – dd), 17-200, and 18-125. Appointed members of the Task Force gathered in the winter of 2019 to review the concerns that those statutes identify, as articulated […]

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Fundraising in the Digital Age

May 19, 2019 | California City School Superintendents

Fundraising in the Digital Age

Online fundraising sites are becoming an increasingly popular method of raising money to support public schools. Such sites can be valuable tools for schools, school employees, booster clubs, and foundations to raise funds to support educational programs and activities. However, to avoid potential pitfalls, it is important for school districts to establish policies and protocols […]

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Protecting Privacy and Information Security in a Federal Postsecondary Student Data System

May 19, 2019 | IHEP & Vantage Technology Consulting Group

Protecting Privacy and Information Security in a Federal Postsecondary Student Data System

Our current federal postsecondary data system is incomplete and fails to provide today’s students with the accurate, timely information that they need to inform their college choices and promote their success. As policymakers consider proposals to improve this federal data system, it is critical that they work in tandem to protect students’ privacy and ensure […]

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