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2006 Forum Guide to The Privacy of Student Information

May 12, 2017 | National Forum on Education Statistics

2006 Forum Guide to The Privacy of Student Information

The Forum Guide to the Privacy of Student Information: A Resource for Schools was written to help school and local education agency staff better understand and apply FERPA, a federal law that protects privacy interests of parents and students in student education records. This guide defines terms such as “education records” and “directory information”; and […]

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Undocumented Students and Families: The Facts

May 12, 2017 | Association of California School Administrators and Fagen Friedman Fulfrost LLP

Undocumented Students and Families: The Facts

This guide is for local education agencies who wish to understand their obligations under student privacy statutes and other Federal laws with respect to undocumented students and their families.

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FERPA 101 for Educators

May 12, 2017 | iKeepSafe

FERPA 101 for Educators

This is a guide for educators regarding FERPA, student data privacy, and is intended to help educators consider ways to build parent confidence about education technology and protections for student data.

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Creating a Healthy Digital Environment for 21st Century Learners

May 12, 2017 | iKeepSafe

Creating a Healthy Digital Environment for 21st Century Learners

This case study offers the example of the Ventura County Office of Education and how they prioritized protecting personally identifiable information, passwords, network security, and data shared with third parties. It is no longer feasible for school districts to wait for an attack, breach, or mistake in data privacy to repair the security fabric of the […]

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2016 Forum Guide to Education Data Privacy

May 12, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

2016 Forum Guide to Education Data Privacy

The Forum Guide to Education Data Privacy was developed as a resource for state and local education agencies (SEAs and LEAs) to use in assisting school staff in protecting the confidentiality of student data in instructional and administrative practices. SEAs and LEAs may also find this guide useful in developing privacy programs and related professional […]

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Basic Concepts and Definitions for Privacy and Confidentiality in Student Education Records

May 12, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Basic Concepts and Definitions for Privacy and Confidentiality in Student Education Records

This brief is intended to be useful for anyone responsible for the development, maintenance, protection, or use of student record data. This brief discusses basic concepts and definitions that establish a common set of terms related to the protection of personally identifiable information, especially in education records. SLDS Technical Briefs are intended to provide “best practices” for […]

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Building a Student-Level Data System

May 12, 2017 | Center for American Progress

Building a Student-Level Data System

This report examines a provision added to the Higher Education Act in 2008 which prohibits the Department of Education from creating a new database of information that collects individual-level data on all students enrolled in higher education.  The report argues that ending this ban would provide significant benefits to institutions, states, students, consumers, and the federal government. And […]

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