for School Officials

Schools are increasingly more equipped to incorporate new education technologies into school programs and curricula. New tech gadgets and programs make it possible to tailor learning to individual students and make education altogether more collaborative and engaging. However, as technology becomes more prevalent in schools, additional responsibilities fall on schools to ensure that the data generated from those new age programs is collected, used, and stored in a responsible manner.

The Latest for School Officials


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.”


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 […]

Contract Signing

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, […]


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.”