Other Resources for State Laws or Legislation

How States Use Data to Inform Decisions

July 19, 2019 | The Pew Charitable Trusts

How States Use Data to Inform Decisions

While researchers have explored the use of administrative data in various areas of state government (for example, identifying frequent users of emergency services), little has been published on this trend more broadly. As state leaders seek to harness data in innovative ways, what common themes, noteworthy successes, and notable challenges have the 50 states experienced […]

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A Conversation with Rachel Anderson

July 10, 2019 | Amelia Vance

A Conversation with Rachel Anderson

DQC’s new resource, “The Emergence of Data Privacy Conversations and State Responses,” illuminates the need for policymaking that responds to the complexities of SLDS’s while still protecting student data privacy, and identifies the common lessons that can be learned by other states going forward.

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The Policymaker’s Guide to Student Privacy

May 30, 2019 | Future of Privacy Forum

The Policymaker’s Guide to Student Privacy

This short guide provides short answers to the following questions: How Is Student Data Used? Which Federal Laws Already Address Student and Child Privacy? Do General Privacy Laws Address Student Data? What Are Common State-Level Approaches to Regulating Student Data? What Are Potential Issues to Consider When Drafting Student Privacy Legislation? Which Stakeholders Should Policymakers Consult […]

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Report of the Student Data Privacy Task Force Presented to the General Law Committee Connecticut General Assembly

May 22, 2019 | Alexis Shore

Report of the Student Data Privacy Task Force Presented to the General Law Committee Connecticut General Assembly

This report addresses issues pertaining to the protection of student data, information, content, and records as governed under Connecticut Public Acts 16-189 (CGS §§ Chap. 170, Sect. 10-234aa – dd), 17-200, and 18-125. Appointed members of the Task Force gathered in the winter of 2019 to review the concerns that those statutes identify, as articulated […]

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The Emergence of Data Privacy Conversations and State Responses

May 19, 2019 | IHEP & Data Quality Campaign

The Emergence of Data Privacy Conversations and State Responses

State longitudinal data systems can be a powerful tool to support student success and spur equity-minded improvement throughout state education systems, but state policymakers must ensure that students’ information is safe and secure. In a case study looking at Louisiana’s efforts to secure student data, this profile illuminates some of the unintended consequences of well-intentioned […]

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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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