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Model: WV Understanding FERPA

May 16, 2017 | West Virginia Department of Education

Model: WV Understanding FERPA

This resource reviews FERPA guidelines and state privacy regulations, reviews responsibilities for protecting student information, and discusses best practices for protecting information and respecting privacy.

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Model: WV Data Access and Management Guidance

May 16, 2017 | West Virginia Department of Education

Model: WV Data Access and Management Guidance

This guidance document pertains to the education information system at the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE), under the authority of the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE), which contains data on West Virginia schools and districts, including individual student and staff records. This education information system and its data, first implemented in the 1990s, […]

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Model Website: WI Student & School Data

May 16, 2017 | Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Model Website: WI Student & School Data

All information is data. When put into the hands of an educator or family member, it can help a student overcome challenges and build upon strengths. But individual data points don’t give the full picture needed to support the education goals of families, students, educators, and policymakers. That is why the Department of Public Instruction advocates for the […]

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Model: WI Student Records and Confidentiality

May 16, 2017 | Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Model: WI Student Records and Confidentiality

Over the years, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has received many questions about student records. This bulletin addresses some of the most frequently asked questions.    

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Model: WI Sharing Information Across Systems

May 16, 2017 | Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Model: WI Sharing Information Across Systems

In general, confidential information may only be shared under one of three conditions: 1) a signed authorization that consents to the release of information, 2) a court order, or 3) authorization of statute. This publication focuses on the third of these three conditions and is designed for educators, law enforcement personnel, juvenile justice and human […]

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Student Surveillance, Racial Inequalities, and Implicit Racial Bias

May 15, 2017 | University of Florida Levin College of Law

Student Surveillance, Racial Inequalities, and Implicit Racial Bias

This article presents data on school surveillance practices, including an original empirical analysis of restricted data recently released by the U.S. Department of Education after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Paralleling other disturbing trends of inequality in our public school system, these results and other empirical analyses reveal that schools serving primarily students […]

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Learning to be Watched: Surveillance Culture at School

May 15, 2017 | National Education Policy Center

Learning to be Watched: Surveillance Culture at School

Digital technologies used by marketers continue to evolve. Sophisticated and personalized, they help ensure that today’s children and adolescents are constantly connected and available to advertisers wherever they may roam. Moreover, because digital technologies enable extensive personalization, they amplify opportunities for marketers to take over not only public space but also individuals’ private space. In […]

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Library Records Open to Parental Scrutiny: A New Set of Internet Access Controls for Minors

May 15, 2017 | Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts

Library Records Open to Parental Scrutiny: A New Set of Internet Access Controls for Minors

In Part I, this article surveys the state privacy laws that regulate parental access to minors’ library records, examines administrative and judicial interpretations of these statutes and reports a current legislative trend of allowing increased parental access to minors’ library records. In Part II, this Note questions the constitutionality of granting parental access to minors’ library […]

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FERPA in the Age of Computer Logging: School Discretion at the Cost of Student Privacy

May 15, 2017 | North Carolina Law Review

FERPA in the Age of Computer Logging: School Discretion at the Cost of Student Privacy

This article argues that to preserve student privacy in an increasingly “wired” environment, Congress should amend FERPA to encompass technology issues such as logging. 31 Until Congress acts to update this outdated statute, however, FPCO can and should entitle student logging information to a high degree of protection by legitimately defining computer logs as “education records” […]

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