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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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Stakeholder Engagement Toolkit: Traversing ‘Stakeholder Land’

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Stakeholder Engagement Toolkit: Traversing ‘Stakeholder Land’

This stakeholder engagement toolkit guides readers through “Stakeholder Land,” an imaginary board game that helps SEAs and LEAs develop a strategic approach towards stakeholder engagement. Although not an actual game, this toolkit equips interested parties with a six- step plan that builds towards effective stakeholder engagement. Along with the six steps, the toolkit supplies guiding […]

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Strategies for Situation-Based Communications

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Strategies for Situation-Based Communications

Following are four fictional situations based on challenges commonly faced by states with SLDS projects. Sample communications strategies for each situation were developed from discussions with state participants at meetings held in May and July 2014.

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