Amelia Vance Archive

A Conversation with Melissa Peterson

September 10, 2019 | Amelia Vance

A Conversation with Melissa Peterson

On August 22, FPF spoke with Melissa Peterson, Data Privacy and Security Trainer at the Colorado Department of Education, about her use of gamification to impart privacy essentials, including disclosure avoidance, personally identifiable information (PII), school safety, and more, in a fun and engaging way.

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A Conversation with Iris Palmer

August 20, 2019 | Amelia Vance

A Conversation with Iris Palmer

On July 31, FPF spoke with Iris Palmer, Senior Advisor for Higher Education and Workforce, in the Education Policy Program at New America, about how predictive analytics can be used to help low-income and minority students succeed in college or, alternatively, to shut them out altogether.

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Wait, Why Not Just Use Administrative Data?

August 19, 2019 | Amelia Vance

Wait, Why Not Just Use Administrative Data?

Administrative data can tell stories. These stories about our schools and districts can change lives and improve policies. In a world gripped by one data privacy scandal after another, why not try research using administrative data first?

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A Conversation with Sonja Trainor

August 6, 2019 | Amelia Vance

A Conversation with Sonja Trainor

The National School Board Association (NSBA), a federation of state school board associations representing more than 90,000 school board officials across the United States, wrote two of FPF’s favorite legal and policy guides on student data privacy and security, “Data in the Cloud” and “Data Security for Schools.” On July 22, FPF spoke with Sonja Trainor, NSBA’s Managing Director for Legal Advocacy, about these resources.

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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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