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Student Data Privacy Pioneer Says K–12 Schools Must Do Better

EdTech Magazine

In the 27 years he has spent leading technology in New England schools, the founder of the Student Data Privacy Consortium has probably become best known nationwide as a student privacy crusader.

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How to Communicate Student Data Privacy Protections to Families More Effectively

EdTech Magazine

Parents and guardians of K–12 students are rather aware and concerned about student data privacy, but a majority are lacking specific information from their schools. However, the same report shows that less than half of parents (4 in 10) say their child’s school has discussed with them how it protects student data.

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Understanding FERPA, CIPA and Other K–12 Student Data Privacy Laws

EdTech Magazine

To effectively address student data privacy, K–12 IT leaders need to understand the legal requirements. The main federal statute guiding student data privacy is FERPA, which stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

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How to Vet Schools' Apps for Student Data Privacy

EdTech Magazine

While many educational software providers offer students helpful and engaging content, some can end up exposing student data. A December 2022 report from Internet Safety Labs confirmed that 96 percent of school apps shared student data with third parties, and 28 percent exposed kids to advertising.

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Protecting Student Data Privacy When Reviewing EdTech Apps

Lightspeed Systems

Student data privacy is a primary concern when using edtech apps, and a new resource exists to make educators’ evaluations of apps easier.

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Protecting Student Data Privacy as a Guiding EdTech Principle

Lightspeed Systems

Student welfare, of course, is comprised of many elements, including teaching and learning, student mental health, student safety, and, importantly, student data privacy. Finally, Lightspeed Systems is a Student Data Privacy Consortium signatory, and has signed the Student Privacy Pledge.

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CITE 2023: Protect Student Data Privacy with Ed Tech Policies

EdTech Magazine

IT departments are taking a closer look at the way educational technology is collecting and using student data. However, not everyone in education is aware of the risks associated with data collection, and it can be hard to convey why it’s important to use tech with restrictions or caution.