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Mitigating Data System Perceptions: Good and Bad (2015 Best Practices Conference)

April 30, 2019 | SLDS Grant Program

Mitigating Data System Perceptions: Good and Bad (2015 Best Practices Conference)

PowerPoint and worksheet from the 2015 Best Practices Conference workshop “Mitigating Data System Perceptions: Good and Bad.” Materials help identify perceptions that are barriers and aids to maximizing data system value; explore strategies that can mitigate barriers; and outline a plan for next steps.

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Report of the Student Data Privacy Task Force Presented to the General Law Committee Connecticut General Assembly

April 30, 2019 | Alexis Shore

Report of the Student Data Privacy Task Force Presented to the General Law Committee Connecticut General Assembly

This report addresses issues pertaining to the protection of student data, information, content, and records as governed under Connecticut Public Acts 16-189 (CGS §§ Chap. 170, Sect. 10-234aa – dd), 17-200, and 18-125. Appointed members of the Task Force gathered in the winter of 2019 to review the concerns that those statutes identify, as articulated […]

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Best Practices for Data Destruction

April 22, 2019 | Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Best Practices for Data Destruction

The Data Destruction Document is a best practices guide on properly destroying sensitive student data after it is no longer needed.  It details the life cycle of data and discusses various legal requirements relating to the destruction of data under FERPA, and examines a variety of methods for properly destroying data.  The guide also discusses […]

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Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities

April 19, 2019 | SETDA

Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities

With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this report was launched under the leadership of Christine Fox, SETDA’s Deputy Executive Director with guidance from SETDA’s State Action Committee, membership and private sector partners to provide a comprehensive overview of state practices related to the procurement of digital instructional materials. As part of the […]

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Teaching Impacts of Technology: Data Collection, Use, and Privacy

April 19, 2019 | UC San Diego

Teaching Impacts of Technology: Data Collection, Use, and Privacy

In this course you’ll focus on how constant data collection and big data analysis have impacted us, exploring the interplay between using your data and protecting it, as well as thinking about what it could do for you in the future. This will be done through a series of paired teaching sections, exploring a specific […]

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Thinking beyond the School Day: How Secure Data Sharing and Community Partnerships Can Improve Student Learning

April 19, 2019 | Data Quality Campaign

Thinking beyond the School Day: How Secure Data Sharing and Community Partnerships Can Improve Student Learning

Learning doesn’t end at 3 p.m. or in June, and neither should data-driven support for students. Communities across the country are recognizing out-of-school time (OST) programs as key partners to provide students not only important enrichment and academic services but also targeted supports and expanded learning opportunities. This policy brief highlights the value of school-community […]

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Colorado AG Formal Opinion on FERPA

April 19, 2019 | State of Colorado Department of Law

Colorado AG Formal Opinion on FERPA

This report from the State of Colorado Department of Law, written by Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman, provides general guidance on FERPA. Further, it addresses misconceptions about the law as well as what information Colorado schools may obtain from juvenile courts and law enforcement agencies to assist in evaluating school safety risks.

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Data Systems Overview: A focus on Student Level Data Systems and Privacy

April 19, 2019 | New Hampshire Department of Education

Data Systems Overview: A focus on Student Level Data Systems and Privacy

The NH DoE has developed data collection policies, processes and procedures to strengthen education. This document will walk you through a historical summary describing the evolution of today’s system; a summary of what data is collected and used by schools and the public (both data maintained in the State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) as well […]

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Student Privacy Course

April 15, 2019 | Hawaii School Offices Services Association

Student Privacy Course

Through this course, participants will become familiar with topics related to student privacy. The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires proper protection of sensitive and confidential information, including student information and records. FERPA regulations govern the collection, access and use of personally identifiable information. Anyone in the school who may come across […]

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FERPA for School Resource Officers & Law Enforcement Officials

April 15, 2019 | Iowa Department of Education

FERPA for School Resource Officers & Law Enforcement Officials

So, what does FERPA mean to School Resource Officers (SROs) or Law Enforcement Officers (LEs)? What access do School Resource Officers (SROs) or Law Enforcement Officers (LEs) have to education records under FERPA? For what purpose? Can they have access to education records and redisclose those records to the local law enforcement agency? What responsibility […]

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