Other Resources for Transparency

Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining: Towards Communication and Collaboration

May 9, 2017 | Columbia University

Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining: Towards Communication and Collaboration

Growing interest in data and analytics in education, teaching, and learning raises the priority for increased, high-quality research into the models, methods, technologies, and impact of analytics. Two research communities – Educational Data Mining (EDM) and Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) have developed separately to address this need. This paper argues for increased and formal […]

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The Legacy of inBloom

May 9, 2017 | Data & Society Research Institute

The Legacy of inBloom

InBloom was an ambitious edtech initiative funded in 2011, launched in 2013, and ended in 2014. This report addresses why the story of inBloom is important. For some, inBloom’s story is one of contradiction: the initiative began with unprecedented scope and resources. And yet, its decline was swift and public. What caused a $100 million initiative […]

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Final Report and Recommendations of the UCLA Data Governance Task Force

May 9, 2017 | UCLA Data Governance Task Force

Final Report and Recommendations of the UCLA Data Governance Task Force

This report provides recommendations to UCLA leadership regarding how institutional governance of data about UCLA faculty, students, and staff should be structured and operated for UCLA, including: Initial operating principles that will guide UCLA when considering how data about members of its community should be used, a governance structure that ensures expectations for ethical and appropriate use […]

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Privacy and the Digital Student

May 8, 2017 | Center for Democracy and Technology

Privacy and the Digital Student

This report explores student data privacy generally.  It focuses primarily on student privacy in K-12 schools and includes an overview on both how EdTech is used in schools, and the legal regimes governing this use, as well as recent reform efforts.

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The Proverbial “Permanent Record”

May 8, 2017 | New York University School of Law

The Proverbial “Permanent Record”

This paper examines where permanent record concerns point to issues that have yet to be addressed by  policymakers,  and  it  suggests  mechanisms  to  clarify  the  debate and  better address stakeholder fears  by  providing  a better privacy infrastructure.

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Five Principles to Protect Student Privacy

May 8, 2017 | Parent Coalition for Student Privacy

Five Principles to Protect Student Privacy

This resource outlines five principles that the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy believes should be incorporated into any policy, law, or regulation pertaining to the use of student data.

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EPIC Student Privacy Project Website

May 8, 2017 | Electronic Privacy Information Center

EPIC Student Privacy Project Website

This website offers recent FERPA news, resources regarding Federal actions on student privacy, and other resources to understand recent government action on student privacy.

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Transparency Best Practices

April 28, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

Transparency Best Practices

Parents often ask questions like “What information are you collecting about my child?” “Why do you need that information, and what do you use it for?” or “How do you safeguard my child’s information?” These are legitimate questions that parents want schools and districts to answer. This document provides a number of recommendations for keeping […]

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Checklist for Developing School District Privacy Programs

April 28, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

Checklist for Developing School District Privacy Programs

This document was developed as a companion piece to the video Developing a Privacy Program for your School District. The document provides an overview and rationale for why districts need, and should take the time to create and implement a program to protect personally identifiable information from student records.

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Room for Debate: Protecting Student Privacy in Online Learning

April 28, 2017 | The New York Times

Room for Debate: Protecting Student Privacy in Online Learning

The NYTimes Room for Debate Opinion column discusses student privacy, with debaters Khaliah Barnes (EPIC), Jules Polonetsky (FPF), Olga Garcia-Kaplan (parent blogger), Richard D. Kahlenberg (co-author “A Smarter Charter”), and Tyler Bosmeny (Clever).

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