Policymakers Archive

U.S. Department of Ed Student Privacy Website

June 7, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Ed Student Privacy Website

This website (relaunched in June 2017) provides resources on student privacy and FERPA from the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at the U.S. Department of Education. Resources are sortable by audience type.

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There Can Be No Privacy Without Security: Emerging Lessons from the K-12 Cyber Incident Map

June 6, 2017 | Ferpa Sherpa

There Can Be No Privacy Without Security: Emerging Lessons from the K-12 Cyber Incident Map

As K-12 schools grow increasingly reliant on digital tools and services for teaching, learning, and other core services, they can maintain and build trust with their local communities by ensuring sensible privacy protections for students, educators, and other school staff. While this is fundamentally hard and important work, it also is insufficient if reasonable school […]

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Welcome To The New FERPA|Sherpa!

June 5, 2017 | Amelia Vance

Welcome To The New FERPA|Sherpa!

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum relaunched FERPA|Sherpa, the leading resource for information about education privacy issues. Named after the core federal law that governs education privacy, FERPA|Sherpa provides students, parents, schools, ed tech companies, and policymakers with easy access to the resources, best practices, and guidelines that are essential to understanding the complex privacy issues arising at the intersection of kids, schools, and technology.

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UK Somerset County Data Protection Resources Webpage

May 31, 2017 | eLiM and Support Services for Education

UK Somerset County Data Protection Resources Webpage

This webpage is aimed at educators in the United Kingdom, though it may be useful and applicable to educators in the European Union generally. You may need an eLiM membership to access some of the resources. Resources include GDPR preparation information; model policies; links to key ICO resources; and a guide to data security for teachers.

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The GDPR Preparation Pack

May 31, 2017 | eLiM and Support Services for Education

The GDPR Preparation Pack

This guide is aimed at educators in the United Kingdom, though it may be useful and applicable to educators in the European Union generally. You may need an eLiM membership to access some of the resources. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on the 25th May 2018 and will cover all […]

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An Essential Guide to Data Security for Teachers

May 31, 2017 | eLiM and Support Services for Education

An Essential Guide to Data Security for Teachers

This is a guide for teachers in the United Kingdom, but is also likely applicable to teachers in the European Union as well. Schools by their very nature store a lot of data. This data can be very personal in nature, detailing medical and personal history as well as other aspects such as attainment and […]

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The Best Way to Protect Students’ Personal Data: Teacher Training

May 29, 2017 | Slate

The Best Way to Protect Students’ Personal Data: Teacher Training

Nationwide, however, such training for teachers and school administrators is surprisingly rare. That’s a problem, because it suggests that recent efforts to bolster student data protection have largely neglected one of the biggest risks to any school information network—its users.

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What’s Possible with Personalized Learning? An Overview of Personalized Learning for Schools, Families & Communities

May 29, 2017 | iNACOL

What’s Possible with Personalized Learning? An Overview of Personalized Learning for Schools, Families & Communities

The goal of this report is to inform schools, families and communities about the potential of personalized learning and empower them with ways to support the shift to student-centered learning. In the pages that follow, we define personalized learning and describe why it matters. We highlight examples of personalized learning in action to show how […]

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The Forum Guide to Data Ethics Online Course

May 21, 2017 | National Forum on Education Statistics

The Forum Guide to Data Ethics Online Course

While laws set the legal parameters that govern data use, ethics establish the fundamental principles of “right and wrong” that are critical to the appropriate management and use of education data in the technology age. This online course is based on The Forum Guide to Data Ethics and is focused on how ethical principles apply […]

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