Other Resources for Privacy Training
June 26, 2017 | Kerry Gallagher
Vetting Student Apps Isn’t Enough: Data Privacy for Teachers and Parents
In this blog by Kerry Gallagher, she writes that while implementation of a vetting process for new apps or programs in school districts is essential to protect students’ personally identifiable information (PII) and aggregated data, vetting is not enough.
June 26, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education
PTAC Teacher Training Focus Groups Report
The Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) conducted a series of focus groups to gain insight into teachers’ needs for training on student privacy and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This report documents the findings of these focus groups, as well as recommendations on how to develop new student privacy and FERPA training […]
June 7, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Ed Student Privacy Website
This website (relaunched in June 2017) provides resources on student privacy and FERPA from the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at the U.S. Department of Education. Resources are sortable by audience type.
June 5, 2017 | Ferpa Sherpa
Start the Conversation: Student Data Privacy for Classroom Teachers
Much of the information available about data privacy in education is written to target parents or district/school administrators. While it is essential for these stakeholders to understand the policies and practices that will keep children safe, the people who are using technology and data every day with students are classroom teachers. Education technology administrators tend […]
May 29, 2017 | Cambridge Public Schools
Model Webpage: Cambridge Student Data Privacy
Cambridge Public School’s student data privacy website. This website has sections on why student privacy matters (for both district staff and for families); a list of the pre-approved apps and other resources; a place for staff to request new resources; professional development resources; legal resources; resources for parents to keep children safe online at home; […]
May 29, 2017 | Slate
The Best Way to Protect Students’ Personal Data: Teacher Training
Nationwide, however, such training for teachers and school administrators is surprisingly rare. That’s a problem, because it suggests that recent efforts to bolster student data protection have largely neglected one of the biggest risks to any school information network—its users.
May 21, 2017 | National Forum on Education Statistics
The Forum Guide to Data Ethics Online Course
While laws set the legal parameters that govern data use, ethics establish the fundamental principles of “right and wrong” that are critical to the appropriate management and use of education data in the technology age. This online course is based on The Forum Guide to Data Ethics and is focused on how ethical principles apply […]
May 21, 2017 | School Board of Broward County, Florida
FAQ on Disclosure of Student Information to Law Enforcement
This resource from local law enforcement in Broward County provides school district officials with answers to frequently asked questions about their obligations under FERPA.