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Data Systems Overview: A focus on Student Level Data Systems and Privacy

April 19, 2019 | New Hampshire Department of Education

Data Systems Overview: A focus on Student Level Data Systems and Privacy

The NH DoE has developed data collection policies, processes and procedures to strengthen education. This document will walk you through a historical summary describing the evolution of today’s system; a summary of what data is collected and used by schools and the public (both data maintained in the State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) as well […]

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Colorado Student Data Privacy Law

April 5, 2019 | Jeffco Public Schools

Colorado Student Data Privacy Law

This resource provides information as well as an infographic about how Colorado has implemented student data privacy legislation. It further elaborates on how Jeffco School District in particular has been dealing with student data privacy, such as how they vet educational technology applications. The infographic outlines student privacy responsibilities ranging from those that the state […]

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Proposed Florida School Safety Policies Undermine Student Privacy

March 26, 2019 | Sara Collins

Proposed Florida School Safety Policies Undermine Student Privacy

In the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last year, state lawmakers and other education stakeholders introduced new measures and recommendations to prevent further violence and ensure students’ safety. While the need for protective measures is clear, all education stakeholders should understand the serious risks to privacy in Florida’s most recent school safety proposals.

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Ensuring School Safety While Also Protecting Privacy

June 7, 2018 | Amelia Vance

Ensuring School Safety While Also Protecting Privacy

Amelia Vance, FPF’s Director of Education Privacy, spoke at the Federal Commission on Student Safety’s Listening Session. She asked that any Commission recommendations include the need for privacy “guardrails” around school safety measures to ensure that student privacy and equity are protected.

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State Action to Streamline Compliance: The Connecticut Story

January 16, 2018 | Ferpa Sherpa

State Action to Streamline Compliance: The Connecticut Story

The letter and intent of privacy laws define compliance standards for school districts and other stakeholders, but who supports the translation of statute into practice? National organizations can provide general frameworks and guidelines, but — as is the case in Connecticut — the onus of achieving and maintaining compliance falls on local leaders and software providers.

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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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