Policymakers Archive

Student Data Privacy Legislation: What Happened in 2015, and What Is Next?

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Student Data Privacy Legislation: What Happened in 2015, and What Is Next?

Last year, growing state and district use of education data and increased public attention to the ways in which these data are collected, used, managed, and disclosed sparked much conversation in statehouses around the country about the value of data and how they are protected. Student data (e.g., demographics, transcripts, attendance, test scores, outcomes, etc.) […]

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Student Data Privacy Legislation: A Summary of 2016 State Legislation

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Student Data Privacy Legislation: A Summary of 2016 State Legislation

Student data privacy was a priority issue in state legislatures in 2016, though as expected, states passed fewer student data privacy bills into law than they did in 2014 and 2015. The privacy conversation has evolved since 2014, and now states have the ability to borrow from each other: California’s 2014 Student Online Personal Information […]

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FERPA 201: Data Sharing Under FERPA

April 27, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

FERPA 201: Data Sharing Under FERPA

This 30-minute course examines in greater depth and detail some of the concepts introduced to you in PTAC’s “FERPA 101” course. It provides an overview of the provisions under FERPA that relate to protecting the privacy of education data when data sharing. The course is intended to help clarify how educational agencies may share data […]

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Colorado Sample LEA Privacy and Security Policies

April 27, 2017 | Colorado Department of Education

Colorado Sample LEA Privacy and Security Policies

Per the Student Data Transparency and Security Act (PDF), the Colorado Department of Education is required to provide Local Education Providers (LEPs) with a sample Student Information Privacy and Protection Policy. CDE developed a suite of over 40 sample policies that cover important security and privacy processes.

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New York Data Security & Privacy Resource Center

April 27, 2017 | New York State Regional Information Centers

New York Data Security & Privacy Resource Center

This website provides context on data security and privacy issues in K-12 education, introduces NYS education law 2-d, discusses privacy challenges and concerns, and provides resources and best practices.

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Learning Assembly Public School Parent Poll

April 27, 2017 | The Learning Assembly

Learning Assembly Public School Parent Poll

In order to understand what parents know and believe about how technology might be impacting learning for their child, the Learning Assembly commissioned a national poll of K-12 public school parents. The poll also measured parents’ opinions about the use technology to tailor learning experiences for their students. Nationally, 1,000 K-12 public school parents participated […]

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Parents’ Attitudes Toward Education Technology

April 27, 2017 | NPR Marketplace

Parents’ Attitudes Toward Education Technology

Marketplace will soon be wrapping up a year-long exploration of technology in the classroom. In a national, online survey of parents of kids in grades 3 through 12 conducted by Lieberman Research Worldwide, “Parents’ Attitudes Toward Educational Technology,” we found parents feel good about the growing use of technology in education, and most think it […]

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2016 Digital Education Survey

April 27, 2017 | Deloitte

2016 Digital Education Survey

“Our Digital Education Survey takes a peek into today’s evolving classrooms and explores what happens after the school bell rings. We analyzed 2,800+ responses from demographically-diverse teachers, parents, and students and some of the results might surprise you. For example, students are actually interested in learning outside of the classroom, but there’s a catch! They […]

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The Top 10: Student Privacy News (March-April 2017)

April 13, 2017 | Amelia Vance

The Top 10: Student Privacy News (March-April 2017)

The Future of Privacy Forum tracks student privacy news very closely, and shares relevant news stories with our newsletter subscribers.* Approximately every month, we post “The Top 10,” a blog with our top student privacy stories. The Future of Privacy Forum is headed to IAPP! Next week in DC, FPF has several events happening at IAPP, […]

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Ed Tech Product Privacy Evaluations

April 6, 2017 | Common Sense Media

Ed Tech Product Privacy Evaluations

The Common Sense Privacy Ratings Initiative rates the privacy policies on ed-tech products used by schools. The privacy rating system is based on a rubric.

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