Other Resources for Parent Communications

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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Guía para padres sobre la privacidad de datos del estudiante

October 17, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum, National PTA, and ConnectSafely

Guía para padres sobre la privacidad de datos del estudiante

Vivimos en un mundo que cada vez está más conectado, en el que la información fluye entre nosotros, las organizaciones y las compañías con las que tenemos tratos diarios. Históricamente esa información se guardaba en un armario archivador pero, hoy en día, la mayoría se guarda en computadoras que a veces son accesibles por Internet. […]

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Model Webpage: Utah SBE Student Data Privacy

June 26, 2017 | Utah State Board of Education

Model Webpage: Utah SBE Student Data Privacy

Student Data Privacy Webpage for the Utah SEA, with resources for parents, LEAs, teachers, as well as information on Utah policies, federal and state law, and training.

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From Apps to Announcements: Increasing School-Parent Engagement with Communications Technology

June 26, 2017 | West's Education Group (SchoolMessenger)

From Apps to Announcements: Increasing School-Parent Engagement with Communications Technology

West’s Education group, the provider of SchoolMessenger solutions, surveyed hundreds of K-12 administrators across the United States to discover district attitudes about parent engagement and communication technology. The survey reveals: What districts rate as the most effective forms of communication for engaging parents Favorite channels for various forms of communications (i.e. one-way vs. two-way communication) […]

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