Other Resources for Transparency

Thinking beyond the School Day: How Secure Data Sharing and Community Partnerships Can Improve Student Learning

April 19, 2019 | Data Quality Campaign

Thinking beyond the School Day: How Secure Data Sharing and Community Partnerships Can Improve Student Learning

Learning doesn’t end at 3 p.m. or in June, and neither should data-driven support for students. Communities across the country are recognizing out-of-school time (OST) programs as key partners to provide students not only important enrichment and academic services but also targeted supports and expanded learning opportunities. This policy brief highlights the value of school-community […]

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To Advance Learning, Addressing Privacy Fears Is Essential

January 22, 2019 | Alexis Shore

To Advance Learning, Addressing Privacy Fears Is Essential

Too often, debates about students’ privacy are conducted within an isolated context of digital privacy law, instead of where they really belong––within discussions about improving teaching and learning. Parents are becoming more worried about students’ privacy because they hear a lot about risks and not enough about how students’ information can advance teaching and learning. […]

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Parents: Raise Your Hand and Ask Schools How They Protect Student Data

September 10, 2018 | Amelia Vance

Parents: Raise Your Hand and Ask Schools How They Protect Student Data

As you send your child off to start a new school year, you may have questions about how your child’s teachers are using new technologies, such as tablets, computers, apps, or online learning platforms. What kind of information will they collect, and how will it affect child’s privacy? With all of the new educational technology in classrooms, it can be hard to know what questions to ask. Here are the 7 most important questions that parents should ask about student privacy during this school year.

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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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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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