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A Conversation with Rachel Anderson

July 10, 2019 | Amelia Vance

A Conversation with Rachel Anderson

DQC’s new resource, “The Emergence of Data Privacy Conversations and State Responses,” illuminates the need for policymaking that responds to the complexities of SLDS’s while still protecting student data privacy, and identifies the common lessons that can be learned by other states going forward.

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School Safety & Privacy: An Animated Introduction

June 3, 2019 | Amelia Vance

School Safety & Privacy: An Animated Introduction

How can schools make privacy part of their safety plans? The Future of Privacy Forum’s new animated video explores some technologies that schools use or are considering, privacy harms that can result from surveillance, and basic steps to help districts safeguard students’ privacy.

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The Policymaker’s Guide to Student Privacy

May 30, 2019 | Future of Privacy Forum

The Policymaker’s Guide to Student Privacy

This short guide provides short answers to the following questions: How Is Student Data Used? Which Federal Laws Already Address Student and Child Privacy? Do General Privacy Laws Address Student Data? What Are Common State-Level Approaches to Regulating Student Data? What Are Potential Issues to Consider When Drafting Student Privacy Legislation? Which Stakeholders Should Policymakers Consult […]

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Principles for School Safety, Privacy, and Equity

May 30, 2019 | 40 organizations

Principles for School Safety, Privacy, and Equity

Forty education, privacy, disability rights, and civil rights organizations released these ten principles for school safety to protect all students’ privacy, dignity, and right to an equal education. These principles do not replace carefully crafted policy and school safety plans. Rather, they serve to guide policymakers and education stakeholders on the role and importance of privacy and equity […]

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Disclosing Student Information During School Emergencies

May 30, 2019 | Future of Privacy Forum

Disclosing Student Information During School Emergencies

Disclosing Student Information During School Emergencies: A Primer for Schools offers four best practices for information disclosure and answers five frequently asked questions about FERPA’s requirements for sharing information during health or safety emergencies.

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11 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Inspect and Review under FERPA

April 24, 2019 | Amelia Vance

11 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Inspect and Review under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) grants parents and eligible students the right to inspect and review education records and to receive an explanation or interpretation of those records. To fulfill these rights, schools are obligated to follow a fair process. These 11 best practices can help schools prepare for even the most complex data access issues.

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Thinking beyond the School Day: How Secure Data Sharing and Community Partnerships Can Improve Student Learning

April 19, 2019 | Data Quality Campaign

Thinking beyond the School Day: How Secure Data Sharing and Community Partnerships Can Improve Student Learning

Learning doesn’t end at 3 p.m. or in June, and neither should data-driven support for students. Communities across the country are recognizing out-of-school time (OST) programs as key partners to provide students not only important enrichment and academic services but also targeted supports and expanded learning opportunities. This policy brief highlights the value of school-community […]

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Security Awareness Free Poster Downloads

April 15, 2019 | Inspired Learning

Security Awareness Free Poster Downloads

This free resource is for any organization to use in their offices to promote security awareness. Some of the topics include password protection, anatomy of a URL, how to detect a phishing email, clean desk best practices, and protecting access to your organization.

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Implications of the General Data Protection Regulation

April 15, 2019 | AACRAO, CASE, EDUCAUSE, Indiana University-Bloomington, National Student Clearinghouse, NFSA,

Implications of the General Data Protection Regulation

This document was the collaborative result by representatives from a wide array of professional higher education associations. Once all agreed on the primary provisions of interest, the group worked to develop information processing scenarios and exercises that would test the GDPR provisions in a higher educational context, discuss roles, considerations, and potential institutional responses to […]

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