5 different ways IT directors handle student data privacy

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Student data privacy is a hot-button issue. I give a lot of credit to the leading district CIOs and CTOs who have stepped up and fulfilled the promise of the laws,” says Vance, who also runs FERPA|Sherpa , the Education Privacy Resource Center that has loads of resources online.

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.

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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.

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.

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

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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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.

?Tools: CoSN Supports, Trains Education Technology Leaders

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The Student Data Privacy stack, also with five micro-credentials, addresses issues related to protecting privacy, creating a trusted learning environment, effective parent communications and evaluation of online service providers. 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.

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

The Hechinger Report

. Gearing up for their district’s password-reset day in October, teachers and school administrators in Raytown, Missouri, watched a spoof video “gym” tour by their tech-support staff, who offered tips for stronger passwords amidst “laptop lunges” and “cross-tech” training. Every few months in Raytown, there’s a new silly video with the serious purpose of safeguarding student information. Nationwide, however, such training for teachers and school administrators is surprisingly rare.

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

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

Digital Promise

We recognize that while educators adapt to new realities, they remain dedicated to their students’ well-being and learning. Educators are searching for helpful resources to support their students as they shift to distance learning while connecting and collaborating with colleagues.

Blackboard to Sell Open LMS Product for $31.7 Million

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LTG will maintain the existing Blackboard student data privacy policy. Moodle today has 100,000 registered sites, Miller said in a blog post , used at universities, technical colleges, nonprofits and corporate training organizations. By selling our Open LMS business, both companies will be hyper-focused on fully serving their respective clients and making a difference in the lives of the students,” he said. Blackboard, a Reston, Va.-based

Overcoming security and privacy concerns with e-learning

Neo LMS

More students than ever before now have access to a quality education, no matter where they live. Lesson plans can be tailored to meet the learning needs of individual students. At the postsecondary level, more than 15% of students were enrolled exclusively online in 2017.

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Chief Privacy Officers: The Unicorns of K-12 Education

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Last month, the nonprofit Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) published a report arguing schools and districts should go the way of other industries and hire a Chief Privacy Officer to oversee their organization’s privacy policies and practices. The intent here is good, says Linnette Attai, a K-12 privacy expert and founder of the global compliance consulting firm PlayWell, LLC. Schools and districts collect, manage and analyze more data now than ever before.

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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Mindful Tracking Cookie Policies Improve K—12 Data Security

EdTech Magazine

Mindful Tracking Cookie Policies Improve K—12 Data Security. Current web browsing policies in K–12 schools may be allowing third parties to collect and sell student data , creating a need for schools to update and maintain safe internet use protocols.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online. A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security.

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Lessons and Leadership During the Switch to Online Learning

edWeb.net

During a recent edLeader Panel , sponsored by The ProEthica® Program, the superintendent of one of America’s largest school districts spoke with a former state superintendent and other education leaders about key issues affecting students, parents, and educators, including digital access and equity, online privacy, and funding. While digital access remains an issue, educators and students now engaged in online teaching and learning have new types of issues to contend with.

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. Providing technology training for teachers. Providing technology training for students. Digital curriculum systems training.

5 Considerations for Buying Classroom Technology

EdTech Magazine

Alignment with Student Learning Goals and Standards. Technology should be used to support learning in the classroom, enhance instructional methods and positively impact student achievement. . Therefore, it is essential to consider what products will serve as tools that align with student learning goals and standards. Another factor to consider is how the product can be used to support student learning needs across multiple subjects.

World Backup Day March 31st: Student data security

Neo LMS

More than a million cases of child identity theft are reported every year and, as school districts continue to introduce students to new technology and advanced digital curriculum, Internet safety education is becoming an increasingly essential tool when preventing cybercrime. The increasing rate of students’ digital information being exposed can be, in part, chalked up to a lack of formal training and establishment of cybersecurity policies across educational institutions.

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What It’s Like Navigating the Strictest Student Privacy Law in the Country

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We often hear how important it is to protect the privacy of student data. According to a student data privacy law passed there a few years ago, anyone who collects or shares students’ personally identifiable information (or PII, as the shorthand goes) can be punished by up to six months in prison or $10,000 in fines. Anybody that might release the data in a way that is not aligned with the law could be prosecuted.

4 Items on Instructure’s To-Do List After the Sale of the Canvas LMS Provider

Edsurge

The company’s interest in developing a data analytics service—once codenamed DIG and now known as Insights, per Benson—hasn’t gone away. In a way, the COVID-19 outbreak is a chance for Instructure to provide quality customer service in educator training and support during a tumultuous time.

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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. School districts have a duty of care to ensure the safety and welfare of the children and youth entrusted to them and have an obligation to ensure that teachers and other staff employed by the school district are not putting students at risk of harm. Blog Privacy Security

Who is keeping student data safe in the era of digital learning?

The Hechinger Report

As students spend more time on digital devices in school, data security becomes increasingly important. When Baltimore County Public Schools started giving every student a computer for daily use in the classroom, teachers sought out more online learning materials to go with them. That meant more partnerships with third-party vendors, some of whom tracked student performance or required personal information about students to open new accounts.

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Want to Organize Your Digital Assets?

EdNews Daily

Student Information Systems (SIS). An example is the distribution of iPads to all students. A good strategy will provide the oversight and direction to use those iPads to change the students’ approach to education. When digital innovations were previously offered to students, like a computer in the classroom, the decision of how to use it was often made on a teacher level, such as what programs might be on it. By LeiLani Cauthen. .

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Schools earn national privacy designation

eSchool News

Butler County (AL) Schools, Cambridge (MA) Public Schools, Denver (CO) Public Schools, Fulton County (GA) Schools, Lewisville (TX) Independent School District, Miami-Dade (FL) County Public Schools, and Raytown (MO) Quality Schools received the TLE Seal for carrying out their commitment to ensure the privacy and security of student data. Data Security, including performing regular audits of data privacy and security practices and publicly detailing these measures.

‘Back to School’ Hijinks and Lessons for the Education Industry

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A big deal announced this week was private equity firm KKR’s purchase of a majority stake in Burning Glass , a Boston-based data and analytics platform that serves up insights on changes in the workforce and available jobs. But a few months ago, its CEO, Matt Siegelman, hopped on the Amtrak Acela train from Washington, D.C. Districts are looking for different ways to get to a good endgame for their students,” says Malkin, “It’s not about core or supplemental.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

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This is no small feat, considering that she and now-NJ Commissioner of Education Lamont Repollet stepped into a struggling district with 75% of students reading below grade level (half of those being three-to-six grades below). Considering the student as a whole, she says, is key.

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Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. As many as 80 percent of students surveyed said either they or a friend or family member had been affected by a cyberattack. Shockingly poor data hygiene. It seems schools haven’t taught students how — or why — to keep personal information safe.

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. Many districts employ student information systems (SIS) that include online parent and student access to attendance and grades — and perhaps also class assignments, assessment scores and behavior information.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. As many as 80 percent of students surveyed said either they or a friend or family member had been affected by a cyberattack. Shockingly poor data hygiene. It seems schools haven’t taught students how — or why — to keep personal information safe.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. As many as 80 percent of students surveyed said either they or a friend or family member had been affected by a cyberattack. Shockingly poor data hygiene. It seems schools haven’t taught students how — or why — to keep personal information safe.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. As many as 80 percent of students surveyed said either they or a friend or family member had been affected by a cyberattack. Shockingly poor data hygiene. It seems schools haven’t taught students how — or why — to keep personal information safe.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. As many as 80 percent of students surveyed said either they or a friend or family member had been affected by a cyberattack. Shockingly poor data hygiene. It seems schools haven’t taught students how — or why — to keep personal information safe.