Other Resources for FERPA

NCSL Adopted Policy Directive: Student Data Privacy

May 12, 2017 | National Conference of State Legislatures

NCSL Adopted Policy Directive: Student Data Privacy

The National Conference of State Legislatures adopted a policy directive in 2016 on the appropriate role for the federal government on student data privacy (page 51). The short section provides recommendations on important privacy issues.

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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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Top 10 Privacy Hacks for Educators

May 12, 2017 | iKeepSafe

Top 10 Privacy Hacks for Educators

This document walks educators through likely scenarios where student privacy needs to be considered. It is designed to increase student privacy awareness and improve privacy practices. This document also provides background information on important regulatory issues and how educators should navigate the balance between managing helpful student information and respecting student privacy.

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K-12 Privacy Curriculum Matrix for Students

May 12, 2017 | iKeepSafe

K-12 Privacy Curriculum Matrix for Students

This curriculum is aimed at bringing students to a better understanding of the consequences of exposing their own personal information and to help them understand the importance of respecting the privacy of others.

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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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Strategies for Handling ‘Opt-Out’

May 12, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Strategies for Handling ‘Opt-Out’

In response to data security concerns, many states are considering ways to allow individuals to remove their personal information from certain statewide data collections or data products. Such “opt out” measures were included in 81 state student-privacy bills in 2015, 13 of which were signed into law. Additionally, the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy […]

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