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Student Data Privacy Legislation: A Summary of 2016 State Legislation

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Student Data Privacy Legislation: A Summary of 2016 State Legislation

Student data privacy was a priority issue in state legislatures in 2016, though as expected, states passed fewer student data privacy bills into law than they did in 2014 and 2015. The privacy conversation has evolved since 2014, and now states have the ability to borrow from each other: California’s 2014 Student Online Personal Information […]

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FERPA 201: Data Sharing Under FERPA

April 27, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

FERPA 201: Data Sharing Under FERPA

This 30-minute course examines in greater depth and detail some of the concepts introduced to you in PTAC’s “FERPA 101” course. It provides an overview of the provisions under FERPA that relate to protecting the privacy of education data when data sharing. The course is intended to help clarify how educational agencies may share data […]

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FERPA 101 For Local Education Agencies

April 27, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

FERPA 101 For Local Education Agencies

This 40-minute course will help you to understand the responsibilities of local educational agencies and educational institutions under FERPA. At the end of the course material, you’ll take a quiz that presents hypothetical situations for you to analyze. Respond correctly to move through the quiz and earn a Certificate of Completion. Note: You must create […]

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Early Childhood Data Privacy Resources

April 27, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

Early Childhood Data Privacy Resources

States, communities, and local providers are using data to serve the needs of children and families participating in early childhood programs (e.g., Head Start, child care, preschool). Data sharing can support efficient, effective services for children. However, the benefits of data sharing and use must be balanced with the need to support privacy. To support […]

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Fact Sheet: School Services and Contract and On-Demand Providers

April 27, 2017 | Colorado Department of Education

Fact Sheet: School Services and Contract and On-Demand Providers

Colorado’s new data privacy law, the Student Data Transparency and Security Act [C.R.S. 22-16-101 et. al.], includes obligations for vendors who provide certain services to Local Education Providers (LEPs). Several definitions within the law raised a number of questions. The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has worked with stakeholders to get clarity on how to […]

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Colorado Sample LEA Privacy and Security Policies

April 27, 2017 | Colorado Department of Education

Colorado Sample LEA Privacy and Security Policies

Per the Student Data Transparency and Security Act (PDF), the Colorado Department of Education is required to provide Local Education Providers (LEPs) with a sample Student Information Privacy and Protection Policy. CDE developed a suite of over 40 sample policies that cover important security and privacy processes.

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Colorado Model Vendor Contract

April 27, 2017 | Colorado Department of Education

Colorado Model Vendor Contract

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has instituted its data and security contract review process. As part of that process, we ensure that all contracts that involve the access to or transfer of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) contain the appropriate privacy and security contract terms. If you would like to review our current contract template, it […]

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Guidelines for Data De-Identification or Anonymization

April 27, 2017 | EDUCAUSE

Guidelines for Data De-Identification or Anonymization

This document outlines high-level definitions, key challenges and risks, recommendations, critical first steps, and resources for the implementation and use of de-identified or anonymized data. It does not contain specific technical methods for the de-identification of particular data sets. The document is written specifically with institutions of higher education in mind; however, these high-level issues […]

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New York Data Security & Privacy Resource Center

April 27, 2017 | New York State Regional Information Centers

New York Data Security & Privacy Resource Center

This website provides context on data security and privacy issues in K-12 education, introduces NYS education law 2-d, discusses privacy challenges and concerns, and provides resources and best practices.

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Learning Assembly Public School Parent Poll

April 27, 2017 | The Learning Assembly

Learning Assembly Public School Parent Poll

In order to understand what parents know and believe about how technology might be impacting learning for their child, the Learning Assembly commissioned a national poll of K-12 public school parents. The poll also measured parents’ opinions about the use technology to tailor learning experiences for their students. Nationally, 1,000 K-12 public school parents participated […]

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