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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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April 7, 2019 | Department of Education

Department of Education: Student Information Privacy Review

The purpose of this review was to evaluate the adequacy of DOE’s ability to meet its privacy commitments and stated practices in accordance with generally accepted privacy principles (GAPP) and to determine the DOE’s adherence to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and DOE policies and procedures.

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Global Kids Online Research Toolkit

April 5, 2019 | Global Kids Online

Global Kids Online Research Toolkit

The project developed a global research toolkit that would enable academics, governments, civil society and other actors to carry out reliable and standardized national research with children and their parents on the opportunities, risks and protective factors of children’s internet use.

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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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2017 Education Data Legislation Review

October 27, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

2017 Education Data Legislation Review

Over the past decade, states have made enormous progress in collecting, using, and reporting education data in service of learning—although state legislation has primarily focused on implementing the robust privacy and security protections and data governance structures that make data use safe. In the 2017 legislative session, data privacy continued to be a focus with more […]

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