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Colorado Sample LEA Privacy and Security Policies

April 27, 2017 | Colorado Department of Education

Colorado Sample LEA Privacy and Security Policies

Per the Student Data Transparency and Security Act (PDF), the Colorado Department of Education is required to provide Local Education Providers (LEPs) with a sample Student Information Privacy and Protection Policy. CDE developed a suite of over 40 sample policies that cover important security and privacy processes.

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HEISC Information Security Guide

April 27, 2017 | EDUCAUSE

HEISC Information Security Guide

Campus leaders are grappling with how to effectively manage and understand challenges and issues associated with information security. They also have an interest in knowing how other campuses are handling information security risks and challenges. It’s absolutely critical to gain executive support in order to achieve information security goals and objectives. By using the Guide […]

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CoSN Cybersecurity Toolkit

April 6, 2017 | Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)

CoSN Cybersecurity Toolkit

CoSN’s set of fundamental resources to help school districts protect against cyberthreats and develop effective security programs. The resources include: A planning rubric providing a comprehensive set of action areas required for a complete security plan, describing what those elements might look like at basic, developing, adequate and advanced levels A planning template—a structure for […]

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Ed Tech Product Privacy Evaluations

April 6, 2017 | Common Sense Media

Ed Tech Product Privacy Evaluations

The Common Sense Privacy Ratings Initiative rates the privacy policies on ed-tech products used by schools. The privacy rating system is based on a rubric.

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Student Data Privacy Consortium Website

April 6, 2017 | Student Data Privacy Consortium

Student Data Privacy Consortium Website

The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) is a non-profit collaborative of schools, districts, regional and state agencies, policy makers, trade organizations and marketplace providers addressing tactical, real-world, and implementable solutions to growing data privacy concerns. The Consortium develops materials, hosts events, provides membership artifacts, generates template & tools, and delivers effective practices, all through a […]

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Privacy 101 for Educators and School Officials

April 6, 2017 | Software and Information Industry Association

Privacy 101 for Educators and School Officials

On February 18, 2016, The Software and Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) co-sponsored a webinar with the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) and AASA: The School Superintendent’s Association. Over the past three years, many states have passed or implemented new student data privacy laws affecting schools, state departments […]

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Regulating Student Data Privacy: Don’t Throw the Baby out with the Bathwater

April 6, 2017 | National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

Regulating Student Data Privacy: Don’t Throw the Baby out with the Bathwater

Experts predicted that student data privacy would be a major issue in 2015, and they were right: As of March 26, state legislatures in 41 states had introduced a combined 160 student privacy bills, more than the total number introduced in all of 2014. Many of those bills would give state boards of education a […]

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West Virginia’s Steady Course on Student Data Privacy

April 6, 2017 | National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

West Virginia’s Steady Course on Student Data Privacy

Among the 33 states with new data privacy laws on the books, West Virginia stands out as a model for ensuring that student data is protected without hampering innovative uses to help students. This NASBE State Innovation profiles the West Virginia Board of Education’s experience reviewing and adopting its data privacy policies and offers lessons […]

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