Other Resources for Parent Communications

LEA Model Document: Record of Parent Notification of Student Threat or Incident

August 4, 2019 | Utah State Board of Education

LEA Model Document: Record of Parent Notification of Student Threat or Incident

This model resource provides a form, which is a record required to be maintained securely and confidentially by the school consistent with §53A-11a-203(3) following parent notification of student suicide threat, bullying incident, cyber-bullying incident, harassment incident, hazing incident or retaliation incident.  This form should not be used to notify parents of the incident.

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School Volunteers and FERPA

June 19, 2019 | U.S. Department of Education

School Volunteers and FERPA

How does FERPA apply to school volunteers? Find out in this video published by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Barriers to Parent-School Involvement for Early Elementary Students

May 22, 2019 | National Center for Education Statistics

Barriers to Parent-School Involvement for Early Elementary Students

This Statistics in Brief examines the level of parents’ involvement in activities in their children’s schools and the specific types of activities in which they participated when their children were enrolled in second grade. The report also describes the types of barriers to participation that parents face.

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More Than a Number: Tools for Talking about Education Data

April 5, 2019 | Data Quality Campaign

More Than a Number: Tools for Talking about Education Data

This resource is designed for state and local leaders and advocates to help them plan and act on communications about the value of data and its collection, use, and protection in their state. Also, it can teach them about why data is valuable to student learning. The toolkit emphasizes three core components of any strategy […]

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To Advance Learning, Addressing Privacy Fears Is Essential

January 22, 2019 | Alexis Shore

To Advance Learning, Addressing Privacy Fears Is Essential

Too often, debates about students’ privacy are conducted within an isolated context of digital privacy law, instead of where they really belong––within discussions about improving teaching and learning. Parents are becoming more worried about students’ privacy because they hear a lot about risks and not enough about how students’ information can advance teaching and learning. […]

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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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