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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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Student Data Privacy & Data Security Toolkit for School Service Providers

April 6, 2017 | Software & Information Industry Association

Student Data Privacy & Data Security Toolkit for School Service Providers

Supporting student privacy and data security are critical to creating a trust framework necessary for educational institutions and agencies to successfully adopt data-enabled information and communication technologies. SIIA has provided leadership to the sector on policy and practice. This toolkit provides the sector with a suite of resources to inform their internal practices as well […]

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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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Policymaking on Education Data Privacy: Lessons Learned

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

Policymaking on Education Data Privacy: Lessons Learned

Since 2014, policymakers in almost every state have considered laws to ensure the safety of student data, and the US Congress is considering seven bills on student data privacy. At the same time, the Every Student Succeeds (ESSA) Act requires that states adopt evidence-based interventions to improve school performance. The education research to inform these […]

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Data Privacy Laws Follow Lead of Oklahoma and California

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

Data Privacy Laws Follow Lead of Oklahoma and California

Since 2013, one or both of the student data privacy laws passed in Oklahoma and California have shaped bills that were introduced in 35 state legislatures and became law in 14 states. The Oklahoma law, passed in 2013, focuses on actions of staff at the school, district, and state levels. The California law, passed in […]

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Student Data Privacy: Going Beyond Compliance

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

Student Data Privacy: Going Beyond Compliance

Addressing parents’ fears that student data will be abused requires states to shift toward proactive management of education records.

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The Ethics of Student Privacy: Building Trust for Ed Tech

April 6, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

The Ethics of Student Privacy: Building Trust for Ed Tech

This article analyzes the opportunities and risks of data driven education technologies (ed tech). It discusses the deployment of data technologies by education institutions to enhance student performance, evaluate teachers, improve education techniques, customize programs, devise financial assistance plans, and better leverage scarce resources to assess and optimize education results. Critics fear ed tech could […]

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Student Data: Trust, Transparency and the Role of Consent

April 6, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

Student Data: Trust, Transparency and the Role of Consent

“Student Data: Trust, Transparency and the Role of Consent” discusses how over the past decade, new technologies in schools have generated an “explosion of data” for public school systems to use and analyze. Accordingly, the Department of Education has identified the use of student data systems to improve education as a top national priority even […]

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