Other Resources for Transparency

Hiding Behind Ivory Towers: Penalizing Schools That Improperly Invoke Student Privacy To Suppress Open Records Requests

May 12, 2017 | Georgetown University

Hiding Behind Ivory Towers: Penalizing Schools That Improperly Invoke Student Privacy To Suppress Open Records Requests

This article suggests the status quo gives institutions strong incentives to unlawfully deny open records requests through reliance on FERPA. Indeed, it makes economic sense for many of these institutions to overcomply with FERPA and undercomply with open records laws. To alleviate this problem, this Note proposes the imposition of penalties on schools that unreasonably withhold […]

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Balancing Student Privacy, Campus Security, and Public Safety: Issues for Campus Leaders

May 11, 2017 | American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Balancing Student Privacy, Campus Security, and Public Safety: Issues for Campus Leaders

The purpose of this paper is twofold: to provide background information on student privacy and campus security, and to review best practices that college and university leaders may consider to help ensure that a system is in place to simultaneously maximize an open community and manage public safety preparedness and responsiveness. It is also intended […]

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Foster Care and Education Q&A

May 11, 2017 | American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, Education Law Center, and Juvenile Law Center

Foster Care and Education Q&A

This Q&A document addresses how recent changes to FERPA can help child welfare agencies gain access to school records.

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Model: Student Internet and Computer Use Policy

May 10, 2017 | ACLU of Massachusetts

Model: Student Internet and Computer Use Policy

This sample policy aims to strike a balance between open access and safety, to ensure students have the freedom to intellectually explore and grow in a productive and healthy environment.

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Student Privacy & Data Security: A State Education Agency Discussion Framework

May 10, 2017 | Council of Chief State School Officers

Student Privacy & Data Security: A State Education Agency Discussion Framework

This resource is designed to assist chiefs and state education agency leadership in engaging in a robust and productive conversation within the agency. This guide should be used to support agency leadership in the use of data and technology in meeting their overall vision, mission, and goals.

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Privacy Evaluation Questions

May 10, 2017 | Common Sense Education

Privacy Evaluation Questions

The Qualitative questions are part of the questions used to drive the Common Sense District Privacy Evaluation Initiative. These qualitative questions can be used to evaluate the protections and potential risks as they are defined in policies and terms of service of educational software. Between the legal rationale supplied with the Category descriptions and the […]

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CoSN Protecting Privacy In Connected Learning Online Course

May 10, 2017 | Consortium for School Networking

CoSN Protecting Privacy In Connected Learning Online Course

This course is designed for school district leaders who need help in understanding existing privacy laws, defining best and necessary practices around privacy, and communicating with their communities.

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CoSN Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal

May 10, 2017 | Consortium for School Networking

CoSN Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal

Developed through the collaborative insight and work of national educational leadership organizations and school systems nationwide, the Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal embodies the commitment of school leadership to safeguard the digital privacy of student data. The TLE Seal is a program addressing school system student data privacy and security. It provides school system leaders with […]

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