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Privacy & Student Data: Companion Learning Tools

May 21, 2017 | Berkman Klein Center

Privacy & Student Data: Companion Learning Tools

We have compiled these materials to explain and clarify three key federal student privacy laws and their impact on ed tech adoption and use, so that you can create meaningful learning experiences with core faculty and staff constituencies. The laws are the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act or “FERPA” (20 U.S.C. § 1232g), the […]

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Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy

May 21, 2017 | Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy

Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy

The Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy will help parents understand what data gets collected at school, how it’s protected (or not), and what they can do to help ensure their child’s sensitive information stays secure.

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Lessons Learned from Education Stakeholders: Panel Summary

May 21, 2017 | National Academy of Education

Lessons Learned from Education Stakeholders: Panel Summary

This panel summary from the Workshop on Big Data in Education: Balancing the Benefits of Educational Research and Student Privacy focused on articulating the tensions between the potential for research using big data and the privacy of people whose information make up data sets. The discussions surfaced several major themes; while these themes were not […]

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State Longitudinal Data Systems and Student Privacy Protections Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

May 21, 2017 | Pratt’s Privacy and Data Security Law Journal

State Longitudinal Data Systems and Student Privacy Protections Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

This article addresses how a state longitudinal data system can allow states, local school districts, schools, and colleges and universities to make fuller use of student data to effect educational reforms and better meet the needs of individual students while protecting students’ privacy rights and complying with FERPA with regard to student data at all […]

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FERPA and Access to Public Records

May 21, 2017 | Student Press Law Center

FERPA and Access to Public Records

This white paper outlines myths and facts with respect to the media’s access to student data and other public records under FERPA.

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FERPA: When is Bullying Considered a Health Safety Emergency?

May 21, 2017 | Northeastern University Law Journal

FERPA: When is Bullying Considered a Health Safety Emergency?

This paper will address the limitations that FERPA places on educational institutions with regard to disclosure of confidential student information in health and safety emergencies, including bullying. It discusses different factual scenarios that may constitute a health or safety emergency, illustrating how educational institutions can establish bullying incidents as health and safety emergencies thus allowing […]

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Sharing Student Information with Police: Balancing Student Rights with School Safety

May 21, 2017 | American Bar Association

Sharing Student Information with Police: Balancing Student Rights with School Safety

This paper focuses on the body of laws (including FERPA) governing schools’ sharing of student information with police, an issue in both K-12 and higher education, and in both public and private schools.The paper examines the extent to which each area of law forbids, requires, or permits but does not require, schools to share information […]

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