SEAs Archive

A Conversation with Dean Folkers

September 16, 2019 | Amelia Vance

A Conversation with Dean Folkers

The Forum Guide to Education Data Privacy explores how state and local education agencies (SEAs and LEAs) can support best practices at the school level to protect the confidentiality of student data in routine instructional and administrative tasks. On July 17, FPF spoke with Working Group Co-Chair Dean Folkers, of the Nebraska Department of Education, about the Forum guide, privacy on the ground, and common-sense thinking about handling student data.

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A Conversation with Melissa Peterson

September 10, 2019 | Amelia Vance

A Conversation with Melissa Peterson

On August 22, FPF spoke with Melissa Peterson, Data Privacy and Security Trainer at the Colorado Department of Education, about her use of gamification to impart privacy essentials, including disclosure avoidance, personally identifiable information (PII), school safety, and more, in a fun and engaging way.

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Wait, Why Not Just Use Administrative Data?

August 19, 2019 | Amelia Vance

Wait, Why Not Just Use Administrative Data?

Administrative data can tell stories. These stories about our schools and districts can change lives and improve policies. In a world gripped by one data privacy scandal after another, why not try research using administrative data first?

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Checklist for Data Managers

August 4, 2019 | Utah State Board of Education

Checklist for Data Managers

This checklist, created by the Utah State Department of Education, explains what data managers need to do in order to responsibly managing student data.

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Privacy News from Around the World

August 1, 2019 | PogoWasRight.org

Privacy News from Around the World

This resource intends to increase privacy awareness around the world. In particular this page updates on youth and education privacy news.

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How States Use Data to Inform Decisions

July 19, 2019 | The Pew Charitable Trusts

How States Use Data to Inform Decisions

While researchers have explored the use of administrative data in various areas of state government (for example, identifying frequent users of emergency services), little has been published on this trend more broadly. As state leaders seek to harness data in innovative ways, what common themes, noteworthy successes, and notable challenges have the 50 states experienced […]

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July 17, 2019 | Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy

Legal Issues for IDS Use: Finding a Way Forward

This paper offers practical insights to enable governmental agencies and other parties to develop the foundational legal documents for an IDS. The two primary foundational legal documents are the memorandum of understanding (MOU) and data use license (DUL). The MOU is the agreement among the parties that are contributing data to the IDS (“Data Contributors”) […]

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AISP Network Site Case Studies

July 17, 2019 | Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy

AISP Network Site Case Studies

In 2013, the AISP team conducted in-depth interviews with staff at eight Network sites. The resulting case studies carefully examine the diverse IDS models that exist across the Network, analyze how each site uses their IDS to produce actionable intelligence for social policy and practice, and document core components of robust IDS sites.  

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