Other Resources for K-12

Research and Data Requests at Fayette County Public Schools

April 7, 2019 | Fayette County Public Schools

Research and Data Requests at Fayette County Public Schools

In an effort to increase transparency, improve efficiency, and enhance the quality and value of research conducted in and with their schools, the Office of Grants, Research, Accountability, and Data (GRAD) has prepared the following guidance to assist prospective researchers seeking to work with our district. Please review the requirements below prior to submitting a research request.

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Colorado Student Data Privacy Law

April 5, 2019 | Jeffco Public Schools

Colorado Student Data Privacy Law

This resource provides information as well as an infographic about how Colorado has implemented student data privacy legislation. It further elaborates on how Jeffco School District in particular has been dealing with student data privacy, such as how they vet educational technology applications. The infographic outlines student privacy responsibilities ranging from those that the state […]

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Are Privacy Fears Expanding the Digital Divide?

February 5, 2019 | Alexis Shore

Are Privacy Fears Expanding the Digital Divide?

In recent years, growing concerns about students’ data privacy have led to over 500 proposed new laws in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. There are legitimate concerns about the protection of students’ information, but one concern doesn’t get enough discussion: whether privacy fears and the push for new laws are making it more difficult […]

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Voice Assistants in the Classroom: Useful Tool or Privacy Problem?

November 18, 2018 | Susan Bearden

Voice Assistants in the Classroom: Useful Tool or Privacy Problem?

Voice assistants such as Amazon Echo and Google Home are used by consumers to help automate common tasks such as home heating and lighting, listening to music, searching the internet, making online purchases, and sending emails. While some consumer tools have an education version with privacy policies and terms of service agreements specifically geared towards educational use, Amazon Echo and Google Home do not.

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Parents: Raise Your Hand and Ask Schools How They Protect Student Data

September 10, 2018 | Amelia Vance

Parents: Raise Your Hand and Ask Schools How They Protect Student Data

As you send your child off to start a new school year, you may have questions about how your child’s teachers are using new technologies, such as tablets, computers, apps, or online learning platforms. What kind of information will they collect, and how will it affect child’s privacy? With all of the new educational technology in classrooms, it can be hard to know what questions to ask. Here are the 7 most important questions that parents should ask about student privacy during this school year.

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Ensuring School Safety While Also Protecting Privacy

June 7, 2018 | Amelia Vance

Ensuring School Safety While Also Protecting Privacy

Amelia Vance, FPF’s Director of Education Privacy, spoke at the Federal Commission on Student Safety’s Listening Session. She asked that any Commission recommendations include the need for privacy “guardrails” around school safety measures to ensure that student privacy and equity are protected.

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