Policymakers Archive

Sharing Student Information with Police: Balancing Student Rights with School Safety

May 21, 2017 | American Bar Association

Sharing Student Information with Police: Balancing Student Rights with School Safety

This paper focuses on the body of laws (including FERPA) governing schools’ sharing of student information with police, an issue in both K-12 and higher education, and in both public and private schools.The paper examines the extent to which each area of law forbids, requires, or permits but does not require, schools to share information […]

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Peer Grading and a Student’s Right to Privacy Under FERPA

May 21, 2017 | Journal of Law and Education

Peer Grading and a Student’s Right to Privacy Under FERPA

This article, Johnny Saw my Test Score, So I’m Suing My Teacher: Falvo v. Owasso Independent School District, Peer Grading, and a Student’s Right to Privacy Under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, examines the Tenth Circuit’s decision in Falvo v. Owasso Independent School District, which prohibited teachers in the jurisdiction of the Tenth […]

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Balancing Law Student Privacy Interests and Progressive Pedagogy

May 21, 2017 | Florida International University

Balancing Law Student Privacy Interests and Progressive Pedagogy

This Article analyzes claims over whether FERPA prohibits certain progressive law school academic support methodologies, using the text of the statute, the related regulations, case law from the Supreme Court of the United States and other federal courts, and statements from the Department of Education.

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FERPA Guidance for Local School Districts

May 21, 2017 | New Hampshire School Boards Association

FERPA Guidance for Local School Districts

This resource discusses school district requirements under FERPA, including guidance on definitions of what qualifies as an education ‘record’ under FERPA.

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Data Use Through Visualizations and Narratives

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Data Use Through Visualizations and Narratives

In this Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Spotlight, Georgia, Oregon, and Rhode Island share insights on developing resources and tools to create useful data visualizations and narratives, while training educators and others to use data effectively and creatively.

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Privacy and Security in Early Childhood Data Use

May 21, 2017 | Privacy Technical Assistance Center

Privacy and Security in Early Childhood Data Use

This presentation discusses key privacy issues in using data in early childhood, how to use early childhood data from planning through sustainability, the impact of FERPA & HIPAA, and tools for states to inform data use. The toolkit is designed to be used by states to gain an understanding of the privacy considerations for the state’s intended […]

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Centralized vs. Federated: State Approaches to P-20W+ Data Systems Updated

May 20, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Centralized vs. Federated: State Approaches to P-20W+ Data Systems Updated

This document is intended to help state agencies through the process of determining whether a centralized or federated model (or a hybrid approach) will best suit their environment and stakeholder needs. This issue brief addresses key questions that should be considered early in the development of a P-20W+ system and describes how federated and centralized […]

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SLDS Brief – P-20W Data Governance Challenge

May 20, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

SLDS Brief – P-20W Data Governance Challenge

In general, data governance refers to the overall management of the availability, usability, integrity, quality, and security of data. It is both an organizational process and a structure. Data governance establishes responsibility for data, organizing program area/agency staff to collaboratively and continuously improve data quality through the systematic creation and enforcement of policies, roles, responsibilities, […]

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