Other Resources for Transparency

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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Model: CO Data Privacy & Security Website

October 23, 2017 | Colorado Department of Education

Model: CO Data Privacy & Security Website

In this age of data-driven decision making, data is foundational to the success of the process. Whether discussing student-achievement, program monitoring, education funding, accountability or any other education-related conversation, data is at the center of the discussion. The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) is required by state and federal law to collect and store student […]

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Model Website: NY Student Data Privacy Website

October 19, 2017 | New York State Education Department

Model Website: NY Student Data Privacy Website

This website has general information about: the New York law and parent bill of rights; a link to report an improper disclosure; FAQs; a glossary of terms; a list of the student data elements collected (and why they are collected); a description of the federal laws that protect student data and links to FERPA resources […]

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Getting Ahead of a University Data Breach

September 7, 2017 | Ferpa Sherpa

Getting Ahead of a University Data Breach

Breaches and attempted hacks into university systems are now commonplace: the number of reported incidents at postsecondary schools has steadily increased; the education sector had the third highest number of breaches in 2014. Some of the largest breaches of 2016 occurred at colleges, such as at UC Berkeley where 80,000 financial records were exposed. Universities […]

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Student Data Privacy Roadmap: Guide to Earning CoSN TLE Seal

September 6, 2017 | CoSN

Student Data Privacy Roadmap: Guide to Earning CoSN TLE Seal

This handbook was created to inform school system leaders about the CoSN Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal Program, which supports your commitment to continuously improve your student data privacy efforts. It includes an explanation of the TLE Seal Program, how and why it was developed, and benefits of participating. It also includes a roadmap for […]

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The Invisible Fence and Data Privacy

August 30, 2017 | Ferpa Sherpa

The Invisible Fence and Data Privacy

Hundreds of teachers have shared stories about finding great ed tech tools and implementing them in their classrooms–only to be made aware of potential student data privacy concerns. For many, it’s like an invisible fence we don’t know about until we’re jolted by an incident.

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Model Webpage: Utah SBE Student Data Privacy

June 26, 2017 | Utah State Board of Education

Model Webpage: Utah SBE Student Data Privacy

Student Data Privacy Webpage for the Utah SEA, with resources for parents, LEAs, teachers, as well as information on Utah policies, federal and state law, and training.

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From Apps to Announcements: Increasing School-Parent Engagement with Communications Technology

June 26, 2017 | West's Education Group (SchoolMessenger)

From Apps to Announcements: Increasing School-Parent Engagement with Communications Technology

West’s Education group, the provider of SchoolMessenger solutions, surveyed hundreds of K-12 administrators across the United States to discover district attitudes about parent engagement and communication technology. The survey reveals: What districts rate as the most effective forms of communication for engaging parents Favorite channels for various forms of communications (i.e. one-way vs. two-way communication) […]

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Model Webpage: Smithfield Public Schools

June 26, 2017 | Smithfield Public Schools, Rhode Island

Model Webpage: Smithfield Public Schools

Smithfield provides an informational webpage that informs parents about the applications used in the district, the purposes for which they are being used and what information they collect. The webpage also provides links where parents can see the privacy policy, terms and conditions and other relevant information about the educational applications.

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