Other Resources for Parent Communications

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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Model: CO Data Privacy & Security Website

October 23, 2017 | Colorado Department of Education

Model: CO Data Privacy & Security Website

In this age of data-driven decision making, data is foundational to the success of the process. Whether discussing student-achievement, program monitoring, education funding, accountability or any other education-related conversation, data is at the center of the discussion. The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) is required by state and federal law to collect and store student […]

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Model Website: NY Student Data Privacy Website

October 19, 2017 | New York State Education Department

Model Website: NY Student Data Privacy Website

This website has general information about: the New York law and parent bill of rights; a link to report an improper disclosure; FAQs; a glossary of terms; a list of the student data elements collected (and why they are collected); a description of the federal laws that protect student data and links to FERPA resources […]

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