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Student Surveillance, Racial Inequalities, and Implicit Racial Bias

May 15, 2017 | University of Florida Levin College of Law

Student Surveillance, Racial Inequalities, and Implicit Racial Bias

This article presents data on school surveillance practices, including an original empirical analysis of restricted data recently released by the U.S. Department of Education after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Paralleling other disturbing trends of inequality in our public school system, these results and other empirical analyses reveal that schools serving primarily students […]

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Model: Staff Data Sensitivity Levels Matrix

May 15, 2017 | Ventura County Office of Education

Model: Staff Data Sensitivity Levels Matrix

This is a sample matrix for LEA officials who wish to categorize the sensitivity of staff data and determine which staff needs access.

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Recommendations for the Ed Tech Industry to Protect the Privacy of Student Data

May 15, 2017 | California Department of Justice

Recommendations for the Ed Tech Industry to Protect the Privacy of Student Data

In the information age, technology holds the potential to unlock countless new opportunities to educate students for the workforce of tomorrow. And while we want to encourage technology in the classroom, we must be aware that student information is something that must be handled with great care. Organizations that make use of student data must […]

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Model: California Data Privacy Guidebook

May 15, 2017 | F3 Law, CETPA, and CCSESA

Model: California Data Privacy Guidebook

California school districts and County Offices of Education—collectively, Local Educational Agencies (“LEAs”)—collect a vast amount of data in providing educational and related services. This data may include pupil records, medical records, financial information, and more. With the advent of individualized learning management systems, LEAs are sharing such data with third-party vendors more than ever before. […]

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2004 Forum Guide to Protecting the Privacy of Student Information: State and Local Education Agencies

May 14, 2017 | National Forum on Education Statistics

2004 Forum Guide to Protecting the Privacy of Student Information: State and Local Education Agencies

The primary purpose of this document is to help state and local education agencies and schools develop adequate policies and procedures to protect information about students and their families from improper release, while satisfying the need for school officials to make sound management, instructional, and service decisions. The document was developed under the direction of […]

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Attributes of Effective Data Products Checklist

May 14, 2017 | Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems State Support Team

Attributes of Effective Data Products Checklist

Effective data products—such as reports, dashboards, and data visualizations—provide appropriate, actionable information in useful ways that are designed to meet the needs of their intended users. This checklist describes several key characteristics of effective data products.

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California AB 1584 Compliance Checklist for School District Technology Services Agreements

May 14, 2017 | CETPA and Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP

California AB 1584 Compliance Checklist for School District Technology Services Agreements

Technology services agreements entered into, amended, or renewed by a local education agency on or after January 1, 2015 must include specific requirements. These requirements apply to contracts for services that utilize electronic technology, including cloud-based services, for the digital storage, management and retrieval of pupil records, as well as educational software that authorizes a […]

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Data Security for Schools: A Legal and Policy Guide for School Boards

May 12, 2017 | National School Boards Association

Data Security for Schools: A Legal and Policy Guide for School Boards

Using an FAQ format, this guide offers school boards information to help them ensure that their districts have sound policies and practices in place to protect all the data created, collected and stored as part of school operations and to respond appropriately in the event of a data breach.

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Cloud Computing, Regulatory Compliance, and Student Privacy: A Guide for School Administrators and Legal Counsel

May 12, 2017 | John Marshall Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law

Cloud Computing, Regulatory Compliance, and Student Privacy: A Guide for School Administrators and Legal Counsel

This Article claims to assist stakeholders in building a better partnership by: • Explaining the concept of cloud computing and how it is being used in schools; • Highlighting the regulatory issues raised by new technologies (with a focus on data protection and data privacy issues); • Offering guidance to school districts who wish to […]

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