Other Resources for FPF Perspectives

Supporting Parental Choice for Student Data

September 21, 2016 | Amelia Vance

Supporting Parental Choice for Student Data

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released Supporting Parental Choice for Student Data. The paper discusses the importance of trusting parents to make the final decision on when and where to share their child’s educational information outside of the school environment. The paper acknowledges valid concerns – that parents may not realize or understand everything they’ve been […]

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Student data privacy: Moving from fear to responsible use

May 23, 2016 | Brenda Leong

Student data privacy: Moving from fear to responsible use

Data has always been an inherent part of the educational process – a child’s age, correlated with her grade level, tracked to specific reading or math skills that align with that grade, measured by grades and tests which rank her according to her peers. Today this data is ever more critical. Education professionals seek understanding […]

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Department of Education Data Sharing Toolkit for Communities

May 20, 2016 | Ferpa Sherpa

Department of Education Data Sharing Toolkit for Communities

The U.S. Department of Education released the”Data Sharing Tool Kit for Communities: How to Leverage Community Relationships While Protecting Student Data Privacy.” The tool kit will help engage civic and community leaders that wish to use data collected to improve academic performance while protecting student privacy.

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Student Privacy Goes to College

May 11, 2016 | Ferpa Sherpa

Student Privacy Goes to College

Yesterday, I attended the 5th annual Higher Education Privacy Conference at George Washington University with experts and data advocates from across the country to discuss student privacy and information management in higher education. The event was hosted by Daniel Solove, a research professor at George Washington University School of Law, and Tracy Mitrano a principal of […]

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Learning from Student Data

May 10, 2016 | Ferpa Sherpa

Learning from Student Data

Just as adults’ personal lives and data increasingly inhabiting online spaces, so are students. While this shift brings many benefits and the possibility of learning tailored to individual students’ needs, it is also brings new challenges. Students create an electronic trail of information that creates an obvious concern: How can they enjoy the better learning […]

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