Education Department's FERPA guide intended to end confusion over student data privacy law

by Betsy Foresman • 3 months ago

The Education secretary acknowledged confusion around student data privacy, but said a new FAQ could help illuminate things.

5 privacy considerations before trying new edtech in the classroom

by Colin Wood • 7 months ago

Student privacy becomes less overwhelming when teachers consider a few key tips, says Susan M. Bearden of the Future of Privacy Forum.

AI in classrooms can raise red flags on privacy

by Patience Wait • 12 months ago

In a new resource, CoSN notes AI’s promise, but cautions that FERPA, COPPA and state-level requirements must be considered in advance.

Data defense: Four ways online education can avoid Facebook's fallibility

by Jarrod Morgan • 1 year ago

Commentary: The Cambridge Analytica incident acts as a wakeup call for everyday internet users, including those in higher education.

Best practices (and common pitfalls) of edtech privacy policies

by Lindsey Barrett • 1 year ago

Commentary: Edtech vendors should strive for clarity and specificity in their privacy policies to enable school administrators to make smart choices.

Law enforcement and student records: A guide for schools and edtech service providers

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 years ago

The Future of Privacy Forum highlights concerns about student immigration statuses and guides schools on how to respond to law enforcement.

Tennessee education official: States need federal guidance on student data privacy

by Cassandra Stephenson • 2 years ago

A hearing on education research and student privacy highlighted the need for FERPA updates and increased support.

CoSN releases updated toolkit for privacy protection in schools

by Emily Tate • 2 years ago

The latest version of the toolkit will help school leaders navigate key federal privacy policies and protect their students' data.

Congress seeks to update student data privacy law

by Yizhu Wang • 3 years ago

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce heard from parents, researchers and state tech leaders about an update to FERPA.