Other Resources for K-12

Model: Colorado District Guidance: Student Information Security & Privacy

May 15, 2017 | Colorado Department of Education

Model: Colorado District Guidance: Student Information Security & Privacy

Recent advances in technology and our ability to use student data to inform instruction and practice have created both unprecedented opportunities and unique challenges for educators. This guidance is intended to assist districts involved in building and using education data systems to develop policies related to data privacy, confidentiality, and security practices. It also includes […]

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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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Model: Staff Data Sensitivity Levels Matrix

May 15, 2017 | Ventura County Office of Education

Model: Staff Data Sensitivity Levels Matrix

This is a sample matrix for LEA officials who wish to categorize the sensitivity of staff data and determine which staff needs access.

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Recommendations for the Ed Tech Industry to Protect the Privacy of Student Data

May 15, 2017 | California Department of Justice

Recommendations for the Ed Tech Industry to Protect the Privacy of Student Data

In the information age, technology holds the potential to unlock countless new opportunities to educate students for the workforce of tomorrow. And while we want to encourage technology in the classroom, we must be aware that student information is something that must be handled with great care. Organizations that make use of student data must […]

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Model: California Data Privacy Guidebook

May 15, 2017 | Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP

Model: California Data Privacy Guidebook

California school districts and County Offices of Education—collectively, Local Educational Agencies (“LEAs”)—collect a vast amount of data in providing educational and related services. This data may include pupil records, medical records, financial information, and more. With the advent of individualized learning management systems, LEAs are sharing such data with third-party vendors more than ever before. […]

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Model: Data Governance Manual Rubric

May 14, 2017 | Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems State Support Team

Model: Data Governance Manual Rubric

The purpose of this rubric is to (1) assess the existence and completeness of key components of a data governance manual, and (2) identify areas and recommendations for further development. The rubric may be used as a self-assessment, or by a third party.

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Student And Employee Legal Issues Facing Private Educational Institutions: Current Challenges And Strategies For Compliance And Defense

May 14, 2017 | Holland & Knight LLP

Student And Employee Legal Issues Facing Private Educational Institutions: Current Challenges And Strategies For Compliance And Defense

This chapter addresses current trends in student- and employee-related legal issues facing private schools, colleges, and universities. These legal issues generally reflect the more transactional nature of relationships with educational institutions and the more demanding expectations for services. Student concerns about the educational environment have focused on conduct, health, and safety, particularly with regard to […]

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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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Give Me Your Password: The Intrusive Social Media Policies in Our Schools

May 14, 2017 | Catholic University Journal of Law and Technology

Give Me Your Password: The Intrusive Social Media Policies in Our Schools

This Comment argues that social media policies in secondary and postsecondary schools that allow school officials to request or demand students to consent to their social media accounts being accessed or monitored violate the First and Fourth Amendments. This Comment also argues that state legislatures in California and Delaware should enact statutes that would ban […]

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Attributes of Effective Data Products Checklist

May 14, 2017 | Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems State Support Team

Attributes of Effective Data Products Checklist

Effective data products—such as reports, dashboards, and data visualizations—provide appropriate, actionable information in useful ways that are designed to meet the needs of their intended users. This checklist describes several key characteristics of effective data products.

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