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The Promise and Peril of Predictive Analytics in Higher Education

May 11, 2017 | New America

The Promise and Peril of Predictive Analytics in Higher Education

In ‘The Promise and Peril of Predictive Analytics in Higher Education: A Landscape Analysis,’ authors Manuela Ekowo and Iris Palmer describe how predictive analytics are used in higher education to identify students who need extra support, steer students in courses they will do well in, and provide digital tools that can customize the learning process […]

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Privacy In the Age of Analytics

May 11, 2017 | Coalition for Networked Information

Privacy In the Age of Analytics

The move to digital information systems has allowed student data to become more visible and centralized. Technological mediation has also brought a range of third parties into data collection and analysis processes.  Often data is being collected and retained without the knowledge of the individuals whose data and activities are being tracked. This report discusses […]

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Students, Data, and Blurred Lines: A Closer Look at Google’s Aim to Organize U.S. Youth and Student Information

May 11, 2017 | Cornell University

Students, Data, and Blurred Lines: A Closer Look at Google’s Aim to Organize U.S. Youth and Student Information

To the extent that certain Internet business models such as targeted advertising may conflict with our expectations for the privacy and security of student data, the author argues that it is essential to shape these business models through appropriate regulatory intervention now, before trust in technology in the classroom is irremediably compromised. This paper will offer […]

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Complying with COPPA: FAQs (Section M)

May 11, 2017 | Federal Trade Commission

Complying with COPPA: FAQs (Section M)

This FAQ document is a guide for businesses and parents on COPPA and a guide for small entities who work with student data on how to remain compliant with COPPA.

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Privacy Handbook for Student Information Online: A Toolkit for Schools and Parents

May 11, 2017 | Fordham University School of Law Technology and Privacy Law Practicum

Privacy Handbook for Student Information Online: A Toolkit for Schools and Parents

Under the direction of Professor Joel R. Reidenberg, the Technology and Law Practicum course at Fordham Law School prepared this set of materials to assist school communities in addressing online privacy issues. These materials offer tools for school administrators, teachers and parents to better understand and address online privacy protections and legal requirements.

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Privacy and Cloud Computing in Public Schools

May 11, 2017 | Fordham University Center on Law and Information Policy

Privacy and Cloud Computing in Public Schools

The goals of the study are threefold: first, to provide a national picture of cloud computing in public schools; second, to assess how public schools address their statutory obligations as well as generally accepted privacy principles in their cloud service agreements; and, third, to make recommendations based on the findings to improve the protection of […]

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Children’s Educational Records and Privacy: A Study of Elementary and Secondary School State Reporting Systems

May 11, 2017 | Fordham University Center on Law and Information Policy

Children’s Educational Records and Privacy: A Study of Elementary and Secondary School State Reporting Systems

The study reports on the results of a survey of all fifty states and finds that state educational databases across the country ignore key privacy protections for the nation’s K-12 children. The study finds that large amounts of personally identifiable data and sensitive personal information about children are stored by the state departments of education […]

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Model: Massachusetts LEA Vendor Contract

May 11, 2017 | Massachusetts Student Privacy Alliance

Model: Massachusetts LEA Vendor Contract

This document is a sample privacy terms and conditions document for use by LEA officials in Massachusetts who are seeking to hire a contractor that will handle student data.

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Model: An Overview of the California Student Data Privacy Agreement

May 11, 2017 | California Student Privacy Alliance

Model: An Overview of the California Student Data Privacy Agreement

Since the passage of AB 1584, (now found at California Education Code section 49073.1), school districts have struggled to incorporate its required provisions in their contracts with digital providers. Two reasons account for a large portion of these difficulties. First, school districts often do not have the legal resources to negotiate with legally compliant privacy […]

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