Amelia Vance Archive

A Conversation with Rachel Anderson

July 10, 2019 | Amelia Vance

A Conversation with Rachel Anderson

DQC’s new resource, “The Emergence of Data Privacy Conversations and State Responses,” illuminates the need for policymaking that responds to the complexities of SLDS’s while still protecting student data privacy, and identifies the common lessons that can be learned by other states going forward.

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A Conversation with Girard Kelly

June 12, 2019 | Amelia Vance

A Conversation with Girard Kelly

Common Sense Media’s new resource, the “Privacy Risks and Harms” report, identifies privacy risks to children and students as they engage online, and helps parents and educators choose the products that best protect young consumers from privacy intrusions and third-party manipulations that could have long-term negative effects.

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School Safety & Privacy: An Animated Introduction

June 3, 2019 | Amelia Vance

School Safety & Privacy: An Animated Introduction

How can schools make privacy part of their safety plans? The Future of Privacy Forum’s new animated video explores some technologies that schools use or are considering, privacy harms that can result from surveillance, and basic steps to help districts safeguard students’ privacy.

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9 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Seek to Amend under FERPA

May 7, 2019 | Amelia Vance

9 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Seek to Amend under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) grants parents and eligible students* the right to seek to amend student records that are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise violate student privacy. Schools can do many things before, during, and after the amendment process to ensure full compliance with FERPA. These nine items will help schools comply with the law and treat parents fairly when they request a record amendment.

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11 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Inspect and Review under FERPA

April 24, 2019 | Amelia Vance

11 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Inspect and Review under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) grants parents and eligible students the right to inspect and review education records and to receive an explanation or interpretation of those records. To fulfill these rights, schools are obligated to follow a fair process. These 11 best practices can help schools prepare for even the most complex data access issues.

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