Other Resources for K-12

Forum Guide to Supporting Data Access for Researchers: An SEA Perspective

May 12, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Forum Guide to Supporting Data Access for Researchers: An SEA Perspective

The primary audiences for this document are data policymakers and managers in SEAs who are generally responsible for managing and responding to requests for data. An additional important audience for this resource is the research community that submits data requests to SEAs. Data requests come from diverse sources, ranging from members of the research community […]

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Data Stewardship: Managing PII in Electronic Student Education Records

May 12, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Data Stewardship: Managing PII in Electronic Student Education Records

Administrators and data managers can help ensure the protection of personally identifiable information in the student records they maintain by developing and implementing a privacy and data protection program. The principles embodied in the Fair Information Practices adopted in the United States by the Federal Chief Information Officers Council and the Department of Homeland Security, […]

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Taking HIPAA to School: Why the Privacy Rule Has Eviscerated FERPA’s Privacy Protections

May 11, 2017 | John Marshall Law Review

Taking HIPAA to School: Why the Privacy Rule Has Eviscerated FERPA’s Privacy Protections

This article outlines school social workers’ recordkeeping requirements, focusing on access and disclosure procedures designed to maintain an appropriate level of confidentiality for all therapy records. What makes the educational setting complex is that not only must school social workers comply with general confidentiality laws regarding social work records, they also must adhere to relevant […]

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Student Privacy 101: Health Privacy in Schools – What Law Applies?

May 11, 2017 | World Privacy Forum

Student Privacy 101: Health Privacy in Schools – What Law Applies?

Whether your records are covered under HIPAA or FERPA — or in some cases are not covered under any law — can be a challenging question to answer in some instances. Here are some basics to guide you through the most important parts of what information is covered by what law, when, and where.

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Please Don’t Tell My Mom! A Minor’s Right to Informational Privacy

May 11, 2017 | Journal of Law & Education

Please Don’t Tell My Mom! A Minor’s Right to Informational Privacy

This Article argues for a new and improved approach to adolescents informational privacy rights concerning matters of sexuality, such as minors’ exploration of sexual identity and minors’ access to sex-related health care. Departing from existing case law and scholarly commentary, this Article contends that courts should apply strict scrutiny to cases implicating a minor’s informational […]

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Students, Data, and Blurred Lines: A Closer Look at Google’s Aim to Organize U.S. Youth and Student Information

May 11, 2017 | Cornell University

Students, Data, and Blurred Lines: A Closer Look at Google’s Aim to Organize U.S. Youth and Student Information

To the extent that certain Internet business models such as targeted advertising may conflict with our expectations for the privacy and security of student data, the author argues that it is essential to shape these business models through appropriate regulatory intervention now, before trust in technology in the classroom is irremediably compromised. This paper will offer […]

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Complying with COPPA: FAQs (Section M)

May 11, 2017 | Federal Trade Commission

Complying with COPPA: FAQs (Section M)

This FAQ document is a guide for businesses and parents on COPPA and a guide for small entities who work with student data on how to remain compliant with COPPA.

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Foster Care and Education Q&A

May 11, 2017 | American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, Education Law Center, and Juvenile Law Center

Foster Care and Education Q&A

This Q&A document addresses how recent changes to FERPA can help child welfare agencies gain access to school records.

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