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The Promise and Peril of Predictive Analytics in Higher Education

May 11, 2017 | New America

The Promise and Peril of Predictive Analytics in Higher Education

In ‘The Promise and Peril of Predictive Analytics in Higher Education: A Landscape Analysis,’ authors Manuela Ekowo and Iris Palmer describe how predictive analytics are used in higher education to identify students who need extra support, steer students in courses they will do well in, and provide digital tools that can customize the learning process […]

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Predictive Analytics in Higher Education: Five Guiding Practices for Ethical Use

May 11, 2017 | New America

Predictive Analytics in Higher Education: Five Guiding Practices for Ethical Use

This report discusses the use of data in higher education, which are primarily used in the following ways: • Early-Alert Systems. In an early-alert system, flags are triggered based on academic and nonacademic data from students that signal when they may need additional support. Academic interventions may include tutoring, meetings with an adviser, or assigning a […]

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Complying with COPPA: FAQs (Section M)

May 11, 2017 | Federal Trade Commission

Complying with COPPA: FAQs (Section M)

This FAQ document is a guide for businesses and parents on COPPA and a guide for small entities who work with student data on how to remain compliant with COPPA.

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Privacy and Cloud Computing in Public Schools

May 11, 2017 | Fordham University Center on Law and Information Policy

Privacy and Cloud Computing in Public Schools

The goals of the study are threefold: first, to provide a national picture of cloud computing in public schools; second, to assess how public schools address their statutory obligations as well as generally accepted privacy principles in their cloud service agreements; and, third, to make recommendations based on the findings to improve the protection of […]

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Children’s Educational Records and Privacy: A Study of Elementary and Secondary School State Reporting Systems

May 11, 2017 | Fordham University Center on Law and Information Policy

Children’s Educational Records and Privacy: A Study of Elementary and Secondary School State Reporting Systems

The study reports on the results of a survey of all fifty states and finds that state educational databases across the country ignore key privacy protections for the nation’s K-12 children. The study finds that large amounts of personally identifiable data and sensitive personal information about children are stored by the state departments of education […]

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Model: An Overview of the California Student Data Privacy Agreement

May 11, 2017 | California Student Privacy Alliance

Model: An Overview of the California Student Data Privacy Agreement

Since the passage of AB 1584, (now found at California Education Code section 49073.1), school districts have struggled to incorporate its required provisions in their contracts with digital providers. Two reasons account for a large portion of these difficulties. First, school districts often do not have the legal resources to negotiate with legally compliant privacy […]

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Privacy and Classroom Video Recordings for Teacher Preparation

May 10, 2017 | American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Privacy and Classroom Video Recordings for Teacher Preparation

Leaders from across educator preparation, early childhood, and K-12 schools are developing new and better ways to prepare beginning teachers and assess their readiness to lead today’s diverse classrooms. In doing so, they are coming together to support the use of video to capture examples of practice. These videos provide meaningful evidence of how aspiring […]

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Privacy and Student Data: An Overview of Federal Laws Impacting Student Information Collected Through Networked Technologies

May 10, 2017 | Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Privacy and Student Data: An Overview of Federal Laws Impacting Student Information Collected Through Networked Technologies

The purpose of this document is to provide schools, parents and students alike with an overview of some of the laws that may apply as schools begin to use networked services to help educate students. All of the relevant statutes – and particularly FERPA – are complex and are the subjects of large bodies of […]

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Student Privacy & Data Security: A State Education Agency Discussion Framework

May 10, 2017 | Council of Chief State School Officers

Student Privacy & Data Security: A State Education Agency Discussion Framework

This resource is designed to assist chiefs and state education agency leadership in engaging in a robust and productive conversation within the agency. This guide should be used to support agency leadership in the use of data and technology in meeting their overall vision, mission, and goals.

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