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. ”.

5 different ways IT directors handle student data privacy

eSchool News

Student data privacy is a hot-button issue. In the last five years, according to Amelia Vance, director of education privacy & policy counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), over 600 bills on the topic have been introduced and 125 new laws have passed in about 40 states. Vance encourages district leaders to start by training every person in your district who has access to information about the importance of privacy and protecting that information.

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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.

One district’s approach to 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.

A Real and Present Student Data Privacy Threat

Doug Levin

A chilling, must-read study report just released (May 2015) by the Center for Community Alternatives (CCA), “ Education Suspended: The Use of High School Disciplinary Records in College Admissions ” should serve as a clarion call to advocates and policymakers to broaden their focus on what exactly is at issue with respect to student data privacy and how we must move forward as a sector to address it.

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.

Promethean Announces iKeepSafe Student Data Privacy Certification in the U.S. for ClassFlow Software

eSchool News

Promethean® , a leading global education technology company, today at TCEA 2021 announced its ClassFlow platform had received iKeepSafe certification renewal. federal and state privacy laws, helping to eliminate privacy concerns during remote, hybrid, or in-person teaching.

FBI Issues Warning for K–12 Schools on Student Data Privacy

EdTech Magazine

FBI Issues Warning for K–12 Schools on Student Data Privacy. Schools utilizing education technology may need to double down on cybersecurity as collections of student data become more common targets for cybercriminals, announces the Federal Bureau of Investigations in an alert , Tuesday. With two known cyber attacks on education technology companies in 2017, the FBI warns schools to take extra precaution to protect student data.

6 things schools can do to ensure student data privacy

eSchool News

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. Student privacy first entered the national conversation in 1974, with the passage of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Manage data with precision.

Protecting student data privacy

FETC Converge

The Future of Education Technology Conference ‘s IT program chair Bruce Umpstead joins FETC speakers Lynette Attai of Playwell LLC and Education Daily reporter Emily Ann Brown to discuss emerging challenges in protecting student data as edtech expands. Uncategorized data privacy edtech FERPA student privacy

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. These concerns are only heightened as Chinese investors turn their attention to the United States education technology space acquiring companies with millions of public school users. They also plan to continue working with advertisers who want to market to teachers and students.

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. But some student-privacy advocates are saying it doesn’t go far enough in restricting what private companies can do with student data. I won’t be informed if there’s a data breach.

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

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

eSchool News

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.

Data access is easier than ever, but is that a good thing?

eSchool News

Tactical student data privacy questions like “What can I do right now?” should be asked by all CIOs, 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?” The data balancing act.

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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.

5 things every K-12 employee should do to protect student data

eSchool News

Student data privacy and security are top priorities for edtech leaders. When asked to rate the importance of these topics, 68 percent of respondents said they were more critical than the prior year, according to an annual survey of K-12 chief technology officers from the Consortium for School Networking. Here are five practical steps that every school or district employee should take to keep student data from being compromised.

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What You Need to Know About Teaching Cybersecurity

edWeb.net

Cybersecurity instructors should integrate outside-the-classroom experiences for students for them to be well prepared when facing cybersecurity situations in their jobs. edWeb Blog Cyber Security cybersecurity student data privacy

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

edWeb.net

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. in instructional technology from Lesley University.

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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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Five Critical Guidelines for Data Privacy Across School Districts

edWeb.net

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. Now, when educators could potentially add a new app with a few mouse clicks, managing student data privacy is a never-ending task. Leaders need to provide their constituencies (teachers, students, parents, vendors, etc.)

5 Reasons to Address Cyber Security

edWeb.net

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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The learning environment is changing in our schools, and technology is playing a big role. Uncategorized education technology learning program prescriptive language school technology student data privacyHow 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.

Group advises SEAs, LEAs on emerging student data policies

FETC Converge

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

FETC Converge

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

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How Safe Is Your Students’ Data? [Quiz]

Edsurge

Student data privacy has become one of the greatest educational concerns of our time. Are you familiar with the current student data privacy landscape? Education Technology Data Privacy Cybersecurity Technology Tips

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5 Considerations for Buying Classroom Technology

EdTech Magazine

5 Considerations for Buying Classroom Technology. As the vast selection of technology solutions for education continues to grow, K–12 schools find it harder to decide on which products to invest in. . Districts want to know the money budgeted for technology integration will provide the best outcomes for their particular schools’ needs. Alignment with Student Learning Goals and Standards. When comparing technologies, it’s not about what is the newest and most modern.

ISTE20 Live: 5 Questions to Ask about Data Privacy During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

More teachers are integrating technology as well as digital tools and free apps to better engage students in instruction — whether that happens in person, online or both. But as tech integration increases, so do concerns about — and threats to — student data privacy.

CoSN 2019: New Analytics Dashboard Measures Education Technology ROI

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: New Analytics Dashboard Measures Education Technology ROI. 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. . There are numerous benefits to having the latest education technology , but integrations can pose some challenges for schools as well, Jones noted. . How do you really justify technology?”

?Tools: CoSN Supports, Trains Education Technology Leaders

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CoSN is the only national professional association dedicated exclusively to education technology leaders, providing them with management, community building and tools to transform their schools and districts. Its core beliefs are: Technology is a critical tool to personalize learning. Technological fluency allows children to be prepared for the world of today and tomorrow. Equitable and ubiquitous access to technology is a necessity.

Data Privacy in a Pandemic? Parents Are Concerned, But Still Welcome More Tech

Edsurge

Parents are concerned about their children’s online safety and data privacy, but not as much as other issues such as the quality of education their child receives, protection from violence and bullying, and ensuring their child doesn’t fall behind in school.

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Technology Not Going to Solve Data Privacy

techlearning

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. Keynote The workshop began with a very informative keynote address by Michael Hawes, the Director of the Student Privacy Policy and Assistance Division (SSPAD) for the U.S.

Best Practices for Ensuring Data Privacy in a Remote Learning Environment

EdTech Magazine

Part of that preparation should involve solutions to protecting student data. . In this video, Eileen Belastock, director of academic technology at Mount Greylock (Mass.) Regional School District, shares tips for maintaining student data privacy as staff and students access software platforms and other digital tools from locations outside the district's networks

Best Practices for Ensuring Data Privacy in a Remote Learning Environment

EdTech Magazine

Part of that preparation should involve solutions to protecting student data. . In this video, Eileen Belastock, director of academic technology at Mount Greylock (Mass.) Regional School District, shares tips for maintaining student data privacy as staff and students access software platforms and other digital tools from locations outside the district's networks