Other Resources Archive

August 30, 2016

Harvard Berkman Center FERPA Guide for Networked Technologies

“Cyberlaw Clinic Assistant Director, Dalia Topelson Ritvo, with the help of clinic students, Cyrstal Nwaneri and Makala Kaupalolo, published an updated guide to help K-12 schools navigate the federal laws that apply when introducing networked technologies both in and out of the classroom.”

August 30, 2016

Common Sense Media Privacy Evaluations

In an effort to better serve schools and protect student information Common Sense Media has created a browser that evaluates the privacy policies of educational service providers. Common Sense Media put an emphasis on the fact that these evaluations are not meant to measure risk but to highlight areas that may require further examination. “The privacy […]

May 23, 2016

CoSN Develops Trusted Learning Environment Seal for Schools

CoSN, alongside lead partners AASA, The School Superintendents Association, ASBO International (the Association of School Business Officials International), and ASCD have partnered together on the Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal. “The TLE Seal is a mark of distinction for school systems, signaling they have taken measurable steps to assure the digital privacy of student data.”

May 20, 2016

Department of Education Data Sharing Toolkit for Communities

The U.S. Department of Education released the”Data Sharing Tool Kit for Communities: How to Leverage Community Relationships While Protecting Student Data Privacy.” The tool kit will help engage civic and community leaders that wish to use data collected to improve academic performance while protecting student privacy.

May 5, 2016

iKeepSafe SOPIPA Badge

iKeepSafe has made available a new SOPIPA badge for education service providers to help them communicate to schools, parents and other stakeholders that they are responsible with student data and are complying with the laws that govern student privacy.

May 5, 2016

Future of Privacy Forum Featured in NASBE’s May Issue of the Standard

The Future of Privacy Forum along with other student data privacy advocates were featured in the May issue of the National Association of State Boards of Education’s editorial the Standard. The May edition, called “The Power of Data” features articles that discuss school data use and student privacy.

May 5, 2016

Foundation for Excellence in Education Privacy Toolkit

The Foundation for Excellence in Education revealed its “Student Data Privacy Communications Toolkit.” The toolkit is meant to help schools districts and schools establish open and transparent student data privacy practices. “This student data privacy toolkit provides school districts and schools with recommendations on how to most effectively communicate with parents and other stakeholder groups […]

May 3, 2016

SIIA Privacy Guidelines for Building a Student Privacy Trust Framework

The Software & Information Industry created the “Privacy Guidelines for Building a Student Privacy Trust Framework” to help policymakers craft laws that require custodians of student information to be responsible in way they use the data and mindful of a student’s privacy.

April 21, 2016

Houston Independent School District Resources

The Houston ISD Education Technology department provides trending, analysis, research, testing and customized innovative services to support the district’s strategic initiatives. In addition, Houston ISD provides many resources for parents and students about their online privacy. In particular, Houston ISD provides a Safety and Security Rating, which rates commonly used web applications for their safety, […]