Other Resources for Transparency

Model: Cultivating Trust in Video Observations

May 14, 2017 | Harvard University Center for Education Policy Research

Model: Cultivating Trust in Video Observations

There is strong public urgency around protecting the privacy of teachers and students. Here is a collection of resources to help institute trustworthy policies, communicate with parents, and protect those who are willing to use video to make a difference in classroom instruction.

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Workforce DQC Privacy and Security Principles

May 14, 2017 | Workforce Data Quality Campaign

Workforce DQC Privacy and Security Principles

WDQC’s Privacy and Security Principles resource shows ways that data systems can protect individual privacy and promote informed decision making. They are intended to serve as a guideline for local, state, and federal policymakers drafting legislation, as well as data system administrators creating data governance policies.

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SafeGov Boston Parents Survey: Views on technology in the classroom from Boston’s parents

May 12, 2017 | SafeGov

SafeGov Boston Parents Survey: Views on technology in the classroom from Boston’s parents

This survey of parents with school age children in Boston conducted between January 2015 and February 2015 shows that parents see many benefits from in school internet access, with more than 80 percent stating that in-school internet access helps students develop the necessary skills to gain employment and participate in the global economy. However, a majority of parents […]

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Common Sense Media Parent Student Privacy Survey

May 12, 2017 | Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Parent Student Privacy Survey

This 2014 national survey from Common Sense Media and the Benenson Strategy Group shows American adults are concerned about how kids’ personal data may be used to market to them, both at home and at school.

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FERPA 101 for Educators

May 12, 2017 | iKeepSafe

FERPA 101 for Educators

This is a guide for educators regarding FERPA, student data privacy, and is intended to help educators consider ways to build parent confidence about education technology and protections for student data.

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Creating a Healthy Digital Environment for 21st Century Learners

May 12, 2017 | iKeepSafe

Creating a Healthy Digital Environment for 21st Century Learners

This case study offers the example of the Ventura County Office of Education and how they prioritized protecting personally identifiable information, passwords, network security, and data shared with third parties. It is no longer feasible for school districts to wait for an attack, breach, or mistake in data privacy to repair the security fabric of the […]

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360 Self Assessment Tool

May 12, 2017 | iKeepSafe

360 Self Assessment Tool

The Generation Safe 360 Self Assessment tool provides a review of the school’s e-safety competence and helps schools identify their progress in becoming a Generation Safe Gold Medal School. Schools rate their development of and compliance with e-safety policies. It identifies areas of concern and makes recommendations for improved e-safety readiness.

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2016 Forum Guide to Education Data Privacy

May 12, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

2016 Forum Guide to Education Data Privacy

The Forum Guide to Education Data Privacy was developed as a resource for state and local education agencies (SEAs and LEAs) to use in assisting school staff in protecting the confidentiality of student data in instructional and administrative practices. SEAs and LEAs may also find this guide useful in developing privacy programs and related professional […]

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Tattoos, Tickets, and Other Tawdry Behavior: How Universities Use Federal Law to Hide Their Scandals,

May 12, 2017 | Cardozo Law Review

Tattoos, Tickets, and Other Tawdry Behavior: How Universities Use Federal Law to Hide Their Scandals,

This article hopes to argue for a change in the dynamic that means schools’ inverted resort to FERPA is not truly to advance “student privacy,” but rather a convenient defense to salvage the school’s own reputation.  It argues that athletics are simply too profitable to provide open records access, and FERPA is being used to protect athletic departments […]

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