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Protecting Student Privacy in a Networked World

May 12, 2017 | National Conference of State Legislatures

Protecting Student Privacy in a Networked World

This report explains how that the best approach to establishing trusted online learning environments is to have all stakeholders—including learning professionals, civic officials, local associations, parents, teachers, students and businesses—collaborate in setting local, state and/or national student privacy standards.

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2006 Forum Guide to The Privacy of Student Information

May 12, 2017 | National Forum on Education Statistics

2006 Forum Guide to The Privacy of Student Information

The Forum Guide to the Privacy of Student Information: A Resource for Schools was written to help school and local education agency staff better understand and apply FERPA, a federal law that protects privacy interests of parents and students in student education records. This guide defines terms such as “education records” and “directory information”; and […]

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Undocumented Students and Families: The Facts

May 12, 2017 | Association of California School Administrators and Fagen Friedman Fulfrost LLP

Undocumented Students and Families: The Facts

This guide is for local education agencies who wish to understand their obligations under student privacy statutes and other Federal laws with respect to undocumented students and their families.

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Incident Response Flowchart

May 12, 2017 | iKeepSafe

Incident Response Flowchart

The Incident Response Tool and Flowchart guides administrators through all the steps of incident management: fact-finding, documentation, reporting, engaging the appropriate school officials and other stakeholders, as well as outreach to parents, students, and staff. The Incident Response Tool also helps administrators through the investigation process where they need to ask the right questions to […]

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2016 Forum Guide to Education Data Privacy

May 12, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

2016 Forum Guide to Education Data Privacy

The Forum Guide to Education Data Privacy was developed as a resource for state and local education agencies (SEAs and LEAs) to use in assisting school staff in protecting the confidentiality of student data in instructional and administrative practices. SEAs and LEAs may also find this guide useful in developing privacy programs and related professional […]

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Forum Guide to Supporting Data Access for Researchers: An SEA Perspective

May 12, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Forum Guide to Supporting Data Access for Researchers: An SEA Perspective

The primary audiences for this document are data policymakers and managers in SEAs who are generally responsible for managing and responding to requests for data. An additional important audience for this resource is the research community that submits data requests to SEAs. Data requests come from diverse sources, ranging from members of the research community […]

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Data Stewardship: Managing PII in Electronic Student Education Records

May 12, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Data Stewardship: Managing PII in Electronic Student Education Records

Administrators and data managers can help ensure the protection of personally identifiable information in the student records they maintain by developing and implementing a privacy and data protection program. The principles embodied in the Fair Information Practices adopted in the United States by the Federal Chief Information Officers Council and the Department of Homeland Security, […]

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Basic Concepts and Definitions for Privacy and Confidentiality in Student Education Records

May 12, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Basic Concepts and Definitions for Privacy and Confidentiality in Student Education Records

This brief is intended to be useful for anyone responsible for the development, maintenance, protection, or use of student record data. This brief discusses basic concepts and definitions that establish a common set of terms related to the protection of personally identifiable information, especially in education records. SLDS Technical Briefs are intended to provide “best practices” for […]

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Student Privacy 101: Health Privacy in Schools – What Law Applies?

May 11, 2017 | World Privacy Forum

Student Privacy 101: Health Privacy in Schools – What Law Applies?

Whether your records are covered under HIPAA or FERPA — or in some cases are not covered under any law — can be a challenging question to answer in some instances. Here are some basics to guide you through the most important parts of what information is covered by what law, when, and where.

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