Student Data Privacy: What’s Your Obligation?

Tom Murray

For over two centuries, student information and data was kept in paper form, often in filing cabinets in a school or district office. During this time, there was little concern over security breaches, improper data sharing, or student privacy issues. over the past few decades, the vast majority of personal information, for both students and employees, has been digitized. accidentally uploads private data of 12,000 students. ”.

Communicating Student Data Privacy

Tom Murray

In recent years, student data privacy has emerged as a major education issue at federal, state and local levels. Recent news coverage and social media conversations about student data access, especially as it relates to outside service providers, have heightened the public’s overall interest in the use and security of student data. As such, adequately communicating student data privacy policy and practice has been a challenge.

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5 different ways IT directors handle student data privacy

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Student data privacy is a hot-button issue. Unfortunately, the vast majority of those laws came with no resources, funding, or support to implement them. In 2019, a lot of general privacy laws may pass that will unintentionally apply to schools.

One district’s approach to student data privacy

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Every school district is faced with a choice about how to protect student data. As districts have implemented more technology to support digital learning, student data privacy in schools has become a critical issue.

How one district handles student data privacy

eSchool News

Every school district is faced with a choice about how to protect student data. As districts have implemented more technology to support digital learning, student data privacy in schools has become a critical issue. It can be a huge undertaking to vet and manage the privacy policies of all of the online resources used in a district. Even with good intentions, most districts do not have adequate protection and are vulnerable to a data breach.

The Keys to Discussing Student Data Privacy

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Despite universal concerns about student data privacy, communicating school policies can quickly overwhelm school leaders. CoSN has stepped in with guidance for superintendents and principals to help them with several aspects of student data privacy, including best practices for informing the community. with an overlay of state and local laws makes understanding privacy regulations difficult at every level of education.

Today's Newsletter: Student Data Privacy in Peril

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Worries over personal data are not restrained to Russians and Facebook. Edweek surveys privacy experts on what the Cambridge Analytica fiasco means for schools. And Stephan Noonoo digs deep in this EdSurge piece on attempts by states to keep vendors accountable: “Since 2013, more than 120 new student-privacy laws have passed in 40 states , according to FERPA Sherpa , a resource site launched by the nonprofit Future of Privacy Forum and the Data Quality Campaign.”

What Happens to Student Data Privacy When Chinese Firms Acquire U.S. Edtech Companies?

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Between the creation of a social rating system and street cameras with facial recognition capabilities, technology reports coming out of China have raised serious concerns for privacy advocates. There is a concern that data is now a strategic resource, and that acquiring companies for their large data sets could be a means by which China could undermine the strategic influence of the United States.

Video of the Week: Simple ways teachers can protect student data privacy

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note : Video of the Week picks are supplied by the editors of Common Sense Education , which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. Video Description: Privacy can be a complex, intimidating topic. But there are some steps any teacher can take to better protect their studentsdata when using online tools.

What You Need to Know About Teaching Cybersecurity

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However, they should be comforted to know that there are many resources available. Cybersecurity instructors should integrate outside-the-classroom experiences for students for them to be well prepared when facing cybersecurity situations in their jobs.

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

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Do you know where your data is stored? With the increased emphasis on student data privacy, many school leaders might think they have a handle on cyber security. Know the life of your data. Schools should also classify data (e.g.,

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

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School districts are struggling with the fact that 70% of purchased licenses for edtech programs don’t get used at all within the school year and only 10% of teachers know how often students should use edtech programs to drive learning outcomes. Data Analytics. Data empowers school districts to make informed technology decisions that impact student success, Draper explains. Data Privacy.

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Five Critical Guidelines for Data Privacy Across School Districts

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When Congress passed FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) in 1974, school and district leaders could rely on once-a-year training and reviews to make sure they remained in compliance. Leaders need to provide their constituencies (teachers, students, parents, vendors, etc.)

The Challenges of Easy Data Access

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Tactical student data privacy questions like “What can I do right now?” should be asked by all CIO’s, teachers, administrators and policymakers in this changing landscape of data access, student privacy and interoperability. Dr. Fruth suggests that school districts hit the ground running by adding privacy components and security before it becomes a “what should I do right now?” Jena is passionate about improving how students learn with technology.

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ED toolkit among resources to help LEAs mitigate, respond to data breaches

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® A number of student data privacy resources were recently released, and among them is a new resource from the U.S. More… Uncategorized digital toolkit FERPA school administrators student data privacy tech tools for administratorsEducation Department intended to help K-12 education agencies formulate a response to the public when a breach in electronic records occurs.

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Cybersecurity Resources for schools - IT and Educators

Educational Technology Guy

Recently, multiple school districts have been hit with ransomware (including on in my home state of CT), malware, virus's, DoS attacks (a 16 y/o student did this in Texas) and more. Here are some resources for IT and educators to help protect your network, data, faculty and students.

5 Reasons to Address Cyber Security

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Schools have valuable information to protect for both students and employees. School management needs to take reasonable steps to ensure protection beyond data sharing policies. School records contain health information on all IEP students, employees, and any medical needs shared with the nurse or school officials. Professional Reputation: As evidenced by recent incidents, stories about data hacks stay in the news for many cycles.

The art of procurement: Balancing price and performance

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How schools are acquiring their resources can be as affecting as the changes in instructional practices used by teachers. Uncategorized education technology learning program prescriptive language school technology student data privacyThe learning environment is changing in our schools, and technology is playing a big role. Better prices mean savings, and those dollars can be used to support a school’s other needs.

Micro-credentials and COVID-19: Supporting Professional Learning When Schools are Closed

Digital Promise

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, districts and educators have been tasked with shifting teaching and learning online, and many are seeking resources to support learning in this new environment. Supporting students’ social and emotional well-being. Micro-credential COVID-19 Library.

How to Manage Student Devices for Remote Learning

Digital Promise

As schools across the country have rapidly shifted to distance learning due to school closures brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19), students have been sent home with school-issued devices like laptops or tablets so they can continue their learning from home. During this unprecedented time, districts need to have systems in place to manage these devices while students learn remotely for the foreseeable future. Create learning resources and activities that can be done offline.

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Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

The heart of the framework is the student – our why – which is surrounded by seven large transformation areas, known as “gears,” all held together by collaborative leadership. Budget and Resources. Data and Privacy.

New system measures apps for data privacy

eSchool News

Rubric could help districts gauge how to rate apps based on how they handle data privacy. A rating system for educational apps has the potential to fill in a student data privacy gap between what school districts can control and what teachers can download. Student data privacy has been a key focus for school districts over the last few years as more of them turn to digital resources created by third-party vendors to help students learn.

K-12 Leaders Unite for ‘Check the Privacy,’ a One-Stop Shop for Safe Classroom Tech

Edsurge

For years, the privacy community has been urging educators to be more intentional—and careful—about introducing new tech tools in their classrooms. But expecting teachers to wade through the legalese of every vendor’s privacy policy may be too much to ask for. Even efforts to rate and review products’ privacy features have been stymied, with so much competing, contradictory information now available. But a coalition of K-12 privacy leaders promises a better solution.

How Librarians Hold the Key to Future Ready Schools

Digital Promise

Digital citizenship, content curation, making and coding, student data privacy, blended learning, open educational resources. Do you see librarians as part of the future? Courtesy Mark Ray Mark Ray is the Chief Digital Officer for Vancouver Public Schools. I posed that question in my recent TEDx talk during the 2016 Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools meeting in San Diego. In my district , across the League, and across the U.S.,

The top 10 school IT leader concerns

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Annual survey outlines broadband, instructional materials, student data privacy as top among school IT leaders’ concerns. also revealed that school IT leaders are spending more time and devoting more resources to student data privacy and security. Privacy and security of student data is an increasing concern for IT leaders. About two-thirds said privacy and security are more important than they were last year.

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Technology Not Going to Solve Data Privacy

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and the MLB All Star game were the backdrop for the inaugural CoSN Student Data Privacy Workshop. This seal program is the “nation’s only data privacy seal for school systems” that recognizes school districts’ commitment to high standards around student data privacy.

Private clouds help schools weather data concerns

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Districts are using private clouds to save money and retain control over data. With student data privacy commanding so much attention these days, some K-12 districts are building private clouds to distribute curriculum and IT resources to students and staff over their own networks. Because a private cloud setup is implemented safely behind a district’s own firewalls, it gives the district more control over its own data.

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Three Questions for Every School District About Their Student Data Security Practices

Doug Levin

For those who care about the privacy of student information, it is equally important to address issues of IT security – for even the best privacy policies and laws are meaningless if student data is left exposed to unauthorized personnel on school computers or out on the internet. Every school district should be able to answer three very simple questions about their IT and student data security practices: 1.

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CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . We also invite you to come early for our deep-dive workshops on esports, becoming a new CTO, and data privacy practices. In preparation for CoSN2020, we plan to release a number of new resources , including: 2019-2020 IT Leadership Survey results. New resources on student data privacy.

5 goals, 5 barriers of digital curriculum

eSchool News

Survey reveals how school and districts leaders aim to use the digital curriculum transition to better serve students and teachers. The second annual survey from the organization , which aims to provide guidance around the K-12 shift to digital curriculum, also revealed that 65 percent of those surveyed are currently staffing positions to help deal with the expansion of digital resources. Advocating personalized paths of learning using resources.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . We also invite you to come early for our deep-dive workshops on esports, becoming a new CTO, and data privacy practices. In preparation for CoSN2020, we plan to release a number of new resources , including: 2019-2020 IT Leadership Survey results. New resources on student data privacy.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . We also invite you to come early for our deep-dive workshops on esports, becoming a new CTO, and data privacy practices. In preparation for CoSN2020, we plan to release a number of new resources , including: 2019-2020 IT Leadership Survey results. New resources on student data privacy.

edWeb and CoSN Partner to Support Superintendents and District Leaders

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The next edWebinars in the series are: Student Data Privacy: A Priority and Essential Commitment on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 5 pm Eastern Time, and Cyber Security: A Critical School District Priority on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 5 pm Eastern Time.

The top 10 school IT leader concerns

FETC Converge

also revealed that school IT leaders are spending more time and devoting more resources to student data privacy and security. Broadband and network capacity is school technology leaders’ top priority, according to the results of an annual IT leadership survey from CoSN. The fourth annual K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report , released during CoSN’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.,

CoSN 2019: New Analytics Dashboard Measures Education Technology ROI

EdTech Magazine

Students now have more devices than ever, making it more challenging to measure whether these technologies are being used correctly in the classroom and how they are affecting student outcomes. . While accessing technology once required a multistep process and was severely limited in the classroom, 74 percent of K–12 schools say they now have more than one device per student, according to a CoSN report. CoSN 2019: New Analytics Dashboard Measures Education Technology ROI.