Other Resources for Ed Tech

Responsibilities of Third-Party Service Providers under FERPA

April 28, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

Responsibilities of Third-Party Service Providers under FERPA

This document was developed by PTAC to assist online educational services providers, vendors, and contractors in understanding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Our prior guidance, Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services, was intended for school audiences; this guidance presents the same material, but in a format geared toward third-party service […]

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Checklist for Developing School District Privacy Programs

April 28, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

Checklist for Developing School District Privacy Programs

This document was developed as a companion piece to the video Developing a Privacy Program for your School District. The document provides an overview and rationale for why districts need, and should take the time to create and implement a program to protect personally identifiable information from student records.

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Data Governance and Stewardship

April 28, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

Data Governance and Stewardship

This brief provides guidance on how to successfully manage complex data systems by establishing a comprehensive data governance approach. Data governance principles discussed in this paper apply to a large number of audiences and can be used to improve data management of systems spanning pre-school through postsecondary education and into the workforce.

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Model Terms of Service: Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services

April 28, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

Model Terms of Service: Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services

The Privacy Technical Assistance Center, working with the Department of Education’s Family Policy Compliance office, has developed a new checklist document that provides a framework for evaluating online educational tools’ Terms of Service Agreements. This document is intended to assist users in understanding how a given online service or app will collect, use and/or transmit […]

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Room for Debate: Protecting Student Privacy in Online Learning

April 28, 2017 | The New York Times

Room for Debate: Protecting Student Privacy in Online Learning

The NYTimes Room for Debate Opinion column discusses student privacy, with debaters Khaliah Barnes (EPIC), Jules Polonetsky (FPF), Olga Garcia-Kaplan (parent blogger), Richard D. Kahlenberg (co-author “A Smarter Charter”), and Tyler Bosmeny (Clever).

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Online Course: Data Privacy? Get Schooled.’

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Online Course: Data Privacy? Get Schooled.’

An online course “Data Privacy? Get Schooled.’’ that discusses the value of data and offers recommendations for safeguarding student data while using it to improve student success.

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Building a Trusted Environment: A Snapshot of State Laws on Student Data Use, Privacy and Security

April 28, 2017 | The Foundation for Excellence in Education

Building a Trusted Environment: A Snapshot of State Laws on Student Data Use, Privacy and Security

From state policymakers to teachers and parents, everyone is contemplating how best to collect, store, utilize and protect student data. Building a Trusted Environment: a Snapshot of State Laws on Student Data Use, Privacy and Security can serve as a resource for policymakers and advocacy organizations as they examine the wide variety of state-specific student […]

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Protecting K-12 Student Privacy in a Digital Age

April 28, 2017 | The Foundation for Excellence in Education

Protecting K-12 Student Privacy in a Digital Age

Targeted to state policymakers and their advisors and grounded in new data commissioned by ExcelinEd on parent views about technology and student data privacy, the purpose of this paper is threefold: to shed light on the context for the privacy of student data as an issue and on parental concerns more specifically; to provide a […]

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Building a Trusted Environment for Education Technology Products

April 28, 2017 | The Foundation for Excellence in Education

Building a Trusted Environment for Education Technology Products

This paper focuses on the roles and responsibilities of service providers, including education and technology companies, with respect to student data privacy. This paper highlights the reasons why companies should increase their engagement in student data privacy issues, and it suggests high-level tactics and best practices for how to do so. Insights and advice are […]

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