Policymakers Archive

Alabama Data Use and Governance Policy

May 15, 2017 | Alabama State Board of Education

Alabama Data Use and Governance Policy

Data Governance is based on the knowledge that the appropriate use of data is essential to accelerating student learning, program and financial effectiveness and efficiency, and policy development. The Alabama State Board of Education’s Data Use and Governance Policy is based upon, but not limited to, maintaining compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy […]

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2004 Forum Guide to Protecting the Privacy of Student Information: State and Local Education Agencies

May 14, 2017 | National Forum on Education Statistics

2004 Forum Guide to Protecting the Privacy of Student Information: State and Local Education Agencies

The primary purpose of this document is to help state and local education agencies and schools develop adequate policies and procedures to protect information about students and their families from improper release, while satisfying the need for school officials to make sound management, instructional, and service decisions. The document was developed under the direction of […]

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Give Me Your Password: The Intrusive Social Media Policies in Our Schools

May 14, 2017 | Catholic University Journal of Law and Technology

Give Me Your Password: The Intrusive Social Media Policies in Our Schools

This Comment argues that social media policies in secondary and postsecondary schools that allow school officials to request or demand students to consent to their social media accounts being accessed or monitored violate the First and Fourth Amendments. This Comment also argues that state legislatures in California and Delaware should enact statutes that would ban […]

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Workforce DQC Privacy and Security Principles

May 14, 2017 | Workforce Data Quality Campaign

Workforce DQC Privacy and Security Principles

WDQC’s Privacy and Security Principles resource shows ways that data systems can protect individual privacy and promote informed decision making. They are intended to serve as a guideline for local, state, and federal policymakers drafting legislation, as well as data system administrators creating data governance policies.

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Many States Collect Graduates’ Employment Information, but Clearer Guidance on Student Privacy Requirements Is Needed

May 14, 2017 | U.S. Government Accountability Office

Many States Collect Graduates’ Employment Information, but Clearer Guidance on Student Privacy Requirements Is Needed

Postsecondary education plays an important role in producing a skilled workforce able to compete in the global economy. Some stakeholders have suggested that collecting information on graduates’ employment outcomes–whether they are employed in their field of study, for example–will provide better information to help assess the impact of a postsecondary education. The Higher Education Opportunity […]

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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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Protecting Student Privacy in a Networked World

May 12, 2017 | National Conference of State Legislatures

Protecting Student Privacy in a Networked World

This report explains how that the best approach to establishing trusted online learning environments is to have all stakeholders—including learning professionals, civic officials, local associations, parents, teachers, students and businesses—collaborate in setting local, state and/or national student privacy standards.

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