Policymakers Archive

Privacy 101 for Educators and School Officials

April 6, 2017 | Software and Information Industry Association

Privacy 101 for Educators and School Officials

On February 18, 2016, The Software and Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) co-sponsored a webinar with the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) and AASA: The School Superintendent’s Association. Over the past three years, many states have passed or implemented new student data privacy laws affecting schools, state departments […]

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Webinar: School Surveillance and the Consequences for Equity and Privacy

April 6, 2017 | National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

Webinar: School Surveillance and the Consequences for Equity and Privacy

Despite 49 states introducing more than 400 bills on student data privacy since 2014, states have yet to address privacy protections for school surveillance or its inequitable effects. A new NASBE report examines this important, emerging issue, identifying the benefits and potential problems posed by school surveillance. In “School Surveillance: The Consequences for Equity and […]

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Regulating Student Data Privacy: Don’t Throw the Baby out with the Bathwater

April 6, 2017 | National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

Regulating Student Data Privacy: Don’t Throw the Baby out with the Bathwater

Experts predicted that student data privacy would be a major issue in 2015, and they were right: As of March 26, state legislatures in 41 states had introduced a combined 160 student privacy bills, more than the total number introduced in all of 2014. Many of those bills would give state boards of education a […]

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A Tale of Two Federal Student Data Privacy Bills

April 6, 2017 | National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

A Tale of Two Federal Student Data Privacy Bills

Two ambitious proposals on student data privacy were proposed in early 2015 in the US House of Representatives. This 2-pager summarizes and analyzes those proposals.

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2015 Trends in State Legislation on Student Data Privacy

April 6, 2017 | National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

2015 Trends in State Legislation on Student Data Privacy

A surge in state legislation on student data privacy this year has continued to empower state boards of education with authority over student privacy. So far this year, 47 state legislatures have introduced more than 180 bills in total, 16 of which have become law. In a third of those states, legislators are considering or […]

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West Virginia’s Steady Course on Student Data Privacy

April 6, 2017 | National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

West Virginia’s Steady Course on Student Data Privacy

Among the 33 states with new data privacy laws on the books, West Virginia stands out as a model for ensuring that student data is protected without hampering innovative uses to help students. This NASBE State Innovation profiles the West Virginia Board of Education’s experience reviewing and adopting its data privacy policies and offers lessons […]

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Policymaking on Education Data Privacy: Lessons Learned

April 6, 2017 | National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

Policymaking on Education Data Privacy: Lessons Learned

Since 2014, policymakers in almost every state have considered laws to ensure the safety of student data, and the US Congress is considering seven bills on student data privacy. At the same time, the Every Student Succeeds (ESSA) Act requires that states adopt evidence-based interventions to improve school performance. The education research to inform these […]

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