Policymakers Archive

Data Governance Checklist

April 28, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

Data Governance Checklist

This checklist is designed to assist stakeholder organizations with establishing and maintaining a successful data governance program by summarizing the key data privacy and security components of such a program and listing specific best practice action items.

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Model Terms of Service: Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services

April 28, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

Model Terms of Service: Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services

The Privacy Technical Assistance Center, working with the Department of Education’s Family Policy Compliance office, has developed a new checklist document that provides a framework for evaluating online educational tools’ Terms of Service Agreements. This document is intended to assist users in understanding how a given online service or app will collect, use and/or transmit […]

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Room for Debate: Protecting Student Privacy in Online Learning

April 28, 2017 | The New York Times

Room for Debate: Protecting Student Privacy in Online Learning

The NYTimes Room for Debate Opinion column discusses student privacy, with debaters Khaliah Barnes (EPIC), Jules Polonetsky (FPF), Olga Garcia-Kaplan (parent blogger), Richard D. Kahlenberg (co-author “A Smarter Charter”), and Tyler Bosmeny (Clever).

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Online Course: Data Privacy? Get Schooled.’

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Online Course: Data Privacy? Get Schooled.’

An online course “Data Privacy? Get Schooled.’’ that discusses the value of data and offers recommendations for safeguarding student data while using it to improve student success.

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Building a Trusted Environment: A Snapshot of State Laws on Student Data Use, Privacy and Security

April 28, 2017 | The Foundation for Excellence in Education

Building a Trusted Environment: A Snapshot of State Laws on Student Data Use, Privacy and Security

From state policymakers to teachers and parents, everyone is contemplating how best to collect, store, utilize and protect student data. Building a Trusted Environment: a Snapshot of State Laws on Student Data Use, Privacy and Security can serve as a resource for policymakers and advocacy organizations as they examine the wide variety of state-specific student […]

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Student Data Privacy, Accessibility, and Transparency Act

April 28, 2017 | The Foundation for Excellence in Education

Student Data Privacy, Accessibility, and Transparency Act

The Student Data Privacy, Accessibility and Transparency Act, this model legislation built on the fundamental principles, provides protections to ensure student data is used responsibly, by addressing data collected by the government, data collected by vendors and parental access to their child’s data. This model was recently used by Georgia lawmakers to craft legislation that […]

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Student Data Privacy Communications Toolkit

April 28, 2017 | The Foundation for Excellence in Education

Student Data Privacy Communications Toolkit

This student data privacy toolkit provides school districts and schools with recommendations on how to most effectively communicate with parents and other stakeholder groups about student data privacy, as well as a host of communications tools that can be used in these communications efforts. All toolkit resources are generalized for blanket use, so areas in […]

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Protecting K-12 Student Privacy in a Digital Age

April 28, 2017 | The Foundation for Excellence in Education

Protecting K-12 Student Privacy in a Digital Age

Targeted to state policymakers and their advisors and grounded in new data commissioned by ExcelinEd on parent views about technology and student data privacy, the purpose of this paper is threefold: to shed light on the context for the privacy of student data as an issue and on parental concerns more specifically; to provide a […]

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Building a Trusted Environment for Education Technology Products

April 28, 2017 | The Foundation for Excellence in Education

Building a Trusted Environment for Education Technology Products

This paper focuses on the roles and responsibilities of service providers, including education and technology companies, with respect to student data privacy. This paper highlights the reasons why companies should increase their engagement in student data privacy issues, and it suggests high-level tactics and best practices for how to do so. Insights and advice are […]

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