Other Resources for FERPA

Protecting Our Students: The Need for Audiovisual Monitoring in Special Needs Classrooms

May 15, 2017 | Wayne Law Review

Protecting Our Students: The Need for Audiovisual Monitoring in Special Needs Classrooms

This article argues that audiovisual surveillance should be provided for special needs classrooms in the public school systems, and specifically, that this surveillance should fall under the umbrella of Act (IDEA). This Note will analyze this proposition by first examining IDEA itself as well as its legislative history and judicial interpretation. Next, specific cases seeking the installation of audiovisual monitoring of relief. Finally, […]

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FERPA in the Age of Computer Logging: School Discretion at the Cost of Student Privacy

May 15, 2017 | North Carolina Law Review

FERPA in the Age of Computer Logging: School Discretion at the Cost of Student Privacy

This article argues that to preserve student privacy in an increasingly “wired” environment, Congress should amend FERPA to encompass technology issues such as logging. 31 Until Congress acts to update this outdated statute, however, FPCO can and should entitle student logging information to a high degree of protection by legitimately defining computer logs as “education records” […]

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Student Data At Risk: A Multi-Tiered Approach For Massachusetts To Mitigate Privacy Risks While Utilizing Innovative Education Technology In Schools

May 15, 2017 | Journal of High Technology Law

Student Data At Risk: A Multi-Tiered Approach For Massachusetts To Mitigate Privacy Risks While Utilizing Innovative Education Technology In Schools

This article will examine the current landscape surrounding student data privacy and provide recommendations specifically for Massachusetts to better protect students in this unprecedented era of technology. Section II provides a history of how and why cloud technology became so integrated in the school setting, along with an outline of the benefits and risks associated with […]

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FERPA Case Studies

May 15, 2017 | US Department of Education

FERPA Case Studies

In December 2011, the U.S. Department of Education released new regulations governing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and supplemental non-regulatory guidance. They provided the following case study to illustrate how specific provisions of FERPA may be implemented.

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Model: Colorado Information Security and Privacy Policy

May 15, 2017 | Colorado Department of Education

Model: Colorado Information Security and Privacy Policy

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE or Department) is required by law to collect and store student and educator records, and takes seriously its obligations to secure information systems and protect the privacy of data collected, used, shared and stored by the Department. Educational data is an asset that is essential to CDE’s business and […]

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Alabama Data Use and Governance Policy

May 15, 2017 | Alabama State Board of Education

Alabama Data Use and Governance Policy

Data Governance is based on the knowledge that the appropriate use of data is essential to accelerating student learning, program and financial effectiveness and efficiency, and policy development. The Alabama State Board of Education’s Data Use and Governance Policy is based upon, but not limited to, maintaining compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy […]

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2004 Forum Guide to Protecting the Privacy of Student Information: State and Local Education Agencies

May 14, 2017 | National Forum on Education Statistics

2004 Forum Guide to Protecting the Privacy of Student Information: State and Local Education Agencies

The primary purpose of this document is to help state and local education agencies and schools develop adequate policies and procedures to protect information about students and their families from improper release, while satisfying the need for school officials to make sound management, instructional, and service decisions. The document was developed under the direction of […]

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Model: Cultivating Trust in Video Observations

May 14, 2017 | Harvard University Center for Education Policy Research

Model: Cultivating Trust in Video Observations

There is strong public urgency around protecting the privacy of teachers and students. Here is a collection of resources to help institute trustworthy policies, communicate with parents, and protect those who are willing to use video to make a difference in classroom instruction.

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Protecting Student Privacy in Research Projects

May 12, 2017 | Education New York

Protecting Student Privacy in Research Projects

While a great deal of attention has been paid recently to protecting the privacy of students’ personal information and education records, this resource argues that families and educators also need to be aware of the use and disclosure of students‘ personal information in research conducted by universities and other entities. This resource explores some potential […]

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