for Policy Makers

Student privacy concerns have led to a variety of legislative responses across the country. As policymakers work to update the laws and regulations dealing with student data, there are numerous lessons to learn from efforts at the state and federal level, as well as the policy positions of leading education organizations.

The Latest for Policy Makers

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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 […]

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Student Data Privacy Consortium Creates Privacy Contract Framework

The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) powered by Access 4 Learning has developed a Privacy Contract Framework for schools and educational service providers. SDPC leveraged the work done by the Massachusetts Student Privacy Alliance (MSPA) to create a “common contract” for usage in school districts across the state. MSPA worked in collaboration with schools, districts, […]

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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.

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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.