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Policymaking on Education Data Privacy: Lessons Learned

April 6, 2017 | National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

Policymaking on Education Data Privacy: Lessons Learned

Since 2014, policymakers in almost every state have considered laws to ensure the safety of student data, and the US Congress is considering seven bills on student data privacy. At the same time, the Every Student Succeeds (ESSA) Act requires that states adopt evidence-based interventions to improve school performance. The education research to inform these […]

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Data Privacy Laws Follow Lead of Oklahoma and California

April 6, 2017 | National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

Data Privacy Laws Follow Lead of Oklahoma and California

Since 2013, one or both of the student data privacy laws passed in Oklahoma and California have shaped bills that were introduced in 35 state legislatures and became law in 14 states. The Oklahoma law, passed in 2013, focuses on actions of staff at the school, district, and state levels. The California law, passed in […]

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Student Data Privacy: Going Beyond Compliance

April 6, 2017 | National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

Student Data Privacy: Going Beyond Compliance

Addressing parents’ fears that student data will be abused requires states to shift toward proactive management of education records.

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Transparency and Student Privacy: Best Practices

April 6, 2017 | National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

Transparency and Student Privacy: Best Practices

Over 400 data privacy bills have been introduced in 49 states in the past two years, with over 37 states passing at least one new law. Many of these laws require that state and local education agencies be transparent about their student data and privacy practices, but few states have figured out the best way […]

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The Ethics of Student Privacy: Building Trust for Ed Tech

April 6, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

The Ethics of Student Privacy: Building Trust for Ed Tech

This article analyzes the opportunities and risks of data driven education technologies (ed tech). It discusses the deployment of data technologies by education institutions to enhance student performance, evaluate teachers, improve education techniques, customize programs, devise financial assistance plans, and better leverage scarce resources to assess and optimize education results. Critics fear ed tech could […]

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Student Data: Trust, Transparency and the Role of Consent

April 6, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

Student Data: Trust, Transparency and the Role of Consent

“Student Data: Trust, Transparency and the Role of Consent” discusses how over the past decade, new technologies in schools have generated an “explosion of data” for public school systems to use and analyze. Accordingly, the Department of Education has identified the use of student data systems to improve education as a top national priority even […]

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Who Is Reading Whom Now: Privacy in Education from Books to MOOCs

April 6, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

Who Is Reading Whom Now: Privacy in Education from Books to MOOCs

“Who Is Reading Whom Now: Privacy in Education from Books to MOOCs” discusses how education technologies, while presenting tremendous opportunities to make education more personalized, accountable, collaborative and engaging through social media, gamification and interactive content, also engender privacy concerns arising from the combination of enhanced data collection with highly sensitive information about children and […]

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