Other Resources for Parent Communications

Lessons Learned from Education Stakeholders: Panel Summary

May 21, 2017 | National Academy of Education

Lessons Learned from Education Stakeholders: Panel Summary

This panel summary from the Workshop on Big Data in Education: Balancing the Benefits of Educational Research and Student Privacy focused on articulating the tensions between the potential for research using big data and the privacy of people whose information make up data sets. The discussions surfaced several major themes; while these themes were not […]

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Stakeholder Engagement Toolkit: Traversing ‘Stakeholder Land’

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Stakeholder Engagement Toolkit: Traversing ‘Stakeholder Land’

This stakeholder engagement toolkit guides readers through “Stakeholder Land,” an imaginary board game that helps SEAs and LEAs develop a strategic approach towards stakeholder engagement. Although not an actual game, this toolkit equips interested parties with a six- step plan that builds towards effective stakeholder engagement. Along with the six steps, the toolkit supplies guiding […]

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Strategies for Situation-Based Communications

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Strategies for Situation-Based Communications

Following are four fictional situations based on challenges commonly faced by states with SLDS projects. Sample communications strategies for each situation were developed from discussions with state participants at meetings held in May and July 2014.

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Strategies for Handling ‘Opt Out’

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Strategies for Handling ‘Opt Out’

This brief provides an overview of the data collections and data uses that are often part of opt-out measures. It also examines strategies that states are developing to handle opt-out preferences in their SLDSs and ensure that data are properly managed.

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FERPA 101 for Educators

May 12, 2017 | iKeepSafe

FERPA 101 for Educators

This is a guide for educators regarding FERPA, student data privacy, and is intended to help educators consider ways to build parent confidence about education technology and protections for student data.

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Apple Parent Guide to Privacy

May 10, 2017 | Apple

Apple Parent Guide to Privacy

This guide is designed to help parents and guardians understand how Apple helps protect the privacy of your student’s information. Our goal is to provide the best tools for learning, while making sure our technology works in ways that protect your student’s privacy and keep their data safe.

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Student Privacy & Data Security: A State Education Agency Discussion Framework

May 10, 2017 | Council of Chief State School Officers

Student Privacy & Data Security: A State Education Agency Discussion Framework

This resource is designed to assist chiefs and state education agency leadership in engaging in a robust and productive conversation within the agency. This guide should be used to support agency leadership in the use of data and technology in meeting their overall vision, mission, and goals.

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Family Tip Sheets

May 10, 2017 | Common Sense Education

Family Tip Sheets

This set of tip sheets is a resource for parents who wish to talk to their children about some of the unique challenges of growing up in a digital world, including social media, peer validation, privacy, among others.

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The Legacy of inBloom

May 9, 2017 | Data & Society Research Institute

The Legacy of inBloom

InBloom was an ambitious edtech initiative funded in 2011, launched in 2013, and ended in 2014. This report addresses why the story of inBloom is important. For some, inBloom’s story is one of contradiction: the initiative began with unprecedented scope and resources. And yet, its decline was swift and public. What caused a $100 million initiative […]

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