Other Resources for Service Provider Contracting

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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Model Audit: Missouri Auditor Summary of Cyber Aware School Audit Findings

June 8, 2017 | Missouri State Auditor

Model Audit: Missouri Auditor Summary of Cyber Aware School Audit Findings

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released a list of the top five data security risks identified in Missouri schools. The concerns were identified through the Cyber Aware School audit initiative, which was designed to increase safeguards against unauthorized access to student records and information. This was accomplished by analyzing school data protection practices, identifying […]

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U.S. Department of Ed Student Privacy Website

June 7, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Ed Student Privacy Website

This website (relaunched in June 2017) provides resources on student privacy and FERPA from the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at the U.S. Department of Education. Resources are sortable by audience type.

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Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit (v3)

June 5, 2017 | CoSN

Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit (v3)

The CoSN Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit supports School Systems in understanding the issues that arise when navigating student data privacy responsibilities, including the selection and use of an online service provider. The original version of this document focused on key requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children’s […]

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Model Webpage: Cambridge Student Data Privacy

May 29, 2017 | Cambridge Public Schools

Model Webpage: Cambridge Student Data Privacy

Cambridge Public School’s student data privacy website. This website has sections on why student privacy matters (for both district staff and for families); a list of the pre-approved apps and other resources; a place for staff to request new resources; professional development resources; legal resources; resources for parents to keep children safe online at home; […]

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Learning to be Watched: Surveillance Culture at School

May 15, 2017 | National Education Policy Center

Learning to be Watched: Surveillance Culture at School

Digital technologies used by marketers continue to evolve. Sophisticated and personalized, they help ensure that today’s children and adolescents are constantly connected and available to advertisers wherever they may roam. Moreover, because digital technologies enable extensive personalization, they amplify opportunities for marketers to take over not only public space but also individuals’ private space. In […]

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Model: Colorado District Guidance: Student Information Security & Privacy

May 15, 2017 | Colorado Department of Education

Model: Colorado District Guidance: Student Information Security & Privacy

Recent advances in technology and our ability to use student data to inform instruction and practice have created both unprecedented opportunities and unique challenges for educators. This guidance is intended to assist districts involved in building and using education data systems to develop policies related to data privacy, confidentiality, and security practices. It also includes […]

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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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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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