6 things schools can do to ensure student data privacy

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Student data privacy is quite a different topic from the headlines most people read concerning data breaches. Student data privacy concerns, specifically, center on the misuse of personally identifiable information, known by its acronym PII.

A Real and Present Student Data Privacy Threat

Doug Levin

50% of high schools disclose disciplinary information about their students to colleges in at least some cases. Only 37% of high schools maintain formal, written policies regarding disclosure of student disciplinary records to colleges.

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Digital Promise Supports Efforts to Protect Student Data Privacy

Digital Promise

Today the White House announced a new legislative proposal to protect student data privacy. Digital Promise issued the following statement on these new measures: Digital Promise supports the efforts announced today by the White House to protect student data privacy while ensuring all teachers and students have access to the best technologies for improving the opportunity to learn.

Google Joins Ed Tech Giants in Signing Student-Data Privacy Pledge

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Frank Smith President Obama is taking student-data privacy seriously, and companies are taking notice. Big Data Business Intelligence Classroom Internet Online Learning

Four Student Data Privacy Issues Adults Should Be Aware Of

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A House bill seeks to restrict what private companies can do with information collected on students. [[ This is a content summary only. Digital Tools featured full-image privacy student data systems

Four Student Data Privacy Issues Adults Should Be Aware Of

MindShift

Several efforts in Washington are converging on the sensitive question of how best to safeguard the information software programs are gathering on students. A proposed Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015 is circulating in draft form. LA Johnson/NPR.

The ABCs of Student Data Privacy for Administrators

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Publication Date: December 8, 2016 Student Data Privacy for Administrators By Andrew Bloom & Linnette Attai. mhe1208.pdf Teaching & Learning Technology. Sponsor Logo: Relevant Date: 12/08/2016

Blackbaud signs pledge to respect student data privacy

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National pledge outlines expectations to safeguard student data and privacy. Blackbaud has signed the Student Privacy Pledge created by the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).

SXSWedu Buzz: School Districts Wield Major Influence Over K-12 Marketplace

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Whether it''s about student-data-privacy concerns or diversity among developers of ed-tech products, experts say schools have the power to change how businesses operate. Ed-tech Privacy consumer dallasdance districtpurchasing marketplace sxswedu

Student Data Privacy – It’s a Big Deal

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This week I head to DC for the Student Privacy Boot Camp for Edtech Companies. This event, co-hosted by Rethink Education and the Future of Privacy Forum is timely. Over the past several weeks, student data privacy has again been in the news as a software engineer and dad from the Silicon Valley took some… EdTech

Student Data Privacy – It’s a Big Deal

jackcwest

This week I head to DC for the Student Privacy Boot Camp for Edtech Companies. This event, co-hosted by Rethink Education and the Future of Privacy Forum is timely. Over the past several weeks, student data privacy has again been in the news as a software engineer and dad from the Silicon Valley took some… EdTech

Student-Data-Privacy Laws Take Effect in California and New Hampshire

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Student-data-privacy laws take will take effect across the country in 2016, allowing for the most comprehensive industry-targeted student-data-privacy legislation in the country. million students will be covered by the protections laid out within SOPIPA (Student Online Personal Information Protection Act), with California and New Hampshire being the first of four states to implement the law this year.

The top 10 school IT leader concerns

eSchool News

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.

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How Librarians Hold the Key to Future Ready Schools

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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.

Report: More states are taking steps to protect student privacy

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A new analysis from the Data Quality Campaign shows more and more states are taking steps to ensure student privacy through legislation. Congress will need to examine this new landscape if they are looking to update federal privacy laws in the next session.”.

FTC Would Get New Enforcement Powers Over Ed Tech in Data-Privacy Bill

Marketplace K-12

Bipartisan federal student data-privacy legislation likely to be introduced this week would give the Federal Trade Commission new authority to regulate educational technology vendors. Ed-tech Federal Policy For-Profit Education Lobbying mobile devices data federalpolicy privacy

Schools collect reams of data, inspiring a move to make sense of it all

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Almost every school collects and stores information on how students perform. This can be difficult to do by hand, but computers make the task of collecting the data easier and faster. Uncategorized data collection FERPA sensitive data student data student data privacyTest scores. Attendance. Demographics. And on and on. Now, more than ever, digital programs make it easy to gather, slice and dice these numbers.

How do parents really feel about student data?

eSchool News

Ask many public school parents about student data use and privacy, and you’ll likely end up with a heated debate about protecting sensitive, personal information. But what do parents really understand about school technology use and student data privacy?

Educators Discuss Keeping Student Data Safe

Gaggle Speaks

There’s perhaps no other edtech topic discussed more these days than student data privacy. “The issue around security and privacy is not new. “We need to be proactive about what is going on with student data.”

How can schools protect student data without training teachers in privacy basics?

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Every few months in Raytown, there’s a new silly video with the serious purpose of safeguarding student information. Privacy and data-security themes are also woven into Raytown’s professional development workshops, curriculum planning sessions and even parent-teacher conferences. “It’s

Meet Our New Partners: iKeepSafe & the Internet Watch Foundation

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iKeepsafe has also awarded us the California Privacy Badge. About iKeepSafe & the California Privacy Badge. iKeepSafe’s California Privacy Badge is the first independent assessment program specifically tailored to student data privacy legislation, including the Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA ) among others. It’s our way of letting customers know that student data is safe in our hands.

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.

Group advises SEAs, LEAs on emerging student data policies

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By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily ® In the course of developing new laws governing student data privacy, states and districts have experienced some common “pitfalls” — some of which, along with lessons learned, were documented in a recent policy brief authored by Amelia Vance, director of education data and technology for the National Association of State Boards of Education.

Experts: All departments districtwide should engage in protecting data

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By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® School leaders don’t have to ban innovative pedagogy and technology-rich learning in order to safeguard student information, according to Robert Dillon, director of innovation and learning for the School District of University City in Missouri. More… Uncategorized data collection digital learning student data privacy technology integration

The art of procurement: Balancing price and performance

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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. How schools are acquiring their resources can be as affecting as the changes in instructional practices used by teachers. Better prices mean savings, and those dollars can be used to support a school’s other needs. But price isn’t the only factor to consider.

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 and Privacy, From Inside Cambridge Public Schools

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In order to educate our students and prepare them for the world we live in, education must keep up with current and ever evolving technology. But not all educational technology is good, of high quality, or even worth a student’s time. But how do they know if these new tools are secure for our students to use? Most applications collect some form of data from users and when it comes to children, we must be cautious as to what happens with that information.

How do parents really feel about data?

eSchool News

New survey reveals parents’ thoughts on student data use, privacy, protection. The survey asked parents to identify their goals and describe their concerns about technology use and student data. Data IT Management IT Newsletter News Top News

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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. Eighty-eight percent of those surveyed said they have a student data privacy policy in place to accompany the increased use of digital curriculum and resources.

Schools earn national privacy designation

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Data Security, including performing regular audits of data privacy and security practices and publicly detailing these measures. The schools will be required to maintain their commitment to digital privacy and reapply for the TLE Seal every two years.

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.

Denver's Parent Portal: Some Lessons on Helping Parents Support Students

Leadership Lounge

With the current emphasis on providing important K-12 student data to educators, the challenge still remains as to how best to share this information with parents and students.

Are Schools Helpless, Hapless When it Comes to IT Privacy and Security?

Doug Levin

Advocates would have us believe that school districts are incapable of making responsible decisions about technology-related privacy and security issues affecting students. Of course, issues of privacy and security are related, but not the same. Blog Privacy Security

5 ways to give teachers and principals more say in ed-tech buying

eSchool News

They’re charged with considerations like scale, compliance, and student data privacy. But technology is changing — as is the promise of what it can provide for schools, teachers and students.

Does Ownership of Instructional Materials Matter?

Doug Levin

There also was only one dominant business model in the market: districts purchased one textbook per subject per grade per student from approved publishers. Nor did a district purchase the right to translate the language of the book into the language spoken by a student and/or their family.

5 Essential Tools for Protecting Student Privacy Online

Fractus Learning

Protecting student privacy and making sure online environments are safe and secure is a very big deal. We have digital landscapes that are constantly evolving and students who are more and more confident exploring online without instruction or supervision. Overview.

Meet Caliper, the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy

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This annual event aims to accelerate the development and adoption of data standards that allow technologies used in schools to “talk” to one another. By enabling these connections, IMS, the nonprofit group that organized this event, hopes to create a plug-and play-educational ecosystem where tools can freely and seamlessly share information about student learning that educators can use to drive better learning outcomes. How Caliper Enables a Deeper Level of Data Sharing.