Tags student data

Lawmakers investigate tech companies' student data collection, usage

by Ryan Johnston • 3 months ago

Three senators sent letters to more than 50 educational technology and data analytics companies to investigate their data collection practices.

Florida 'student safety' database fell short, commission says

by Katya Schwenk • 3 months ago

Some officials say it adds little new functionality for law enforcement, while others claim the governor's request was "impossible" from the start.

Nevada's new data tool shows how safe students feel at school

by Katya Schwenk • 3 months ago

Trend data from "school climate" surveys allows administrators to view student sentiment across demographic categories or compare schools over time.

Florida launches school safety database despite privacy concerns

by Katya Schwenk • 3 months ago

Civil rights groups called for the project to undergo further scrutiny before launch, but Gov. Ron DeSantis says it's essential for student safety.

Why one district CIO says the Ed-Fi data standard is taking over

by Ryan Johnston • 7 months ago

Now used by school districts in 30 states, Ed-Fi is becoming the "gold standard" for data sharing, says one district CIO.

Good policy is key to student data protection, say privacy experts

by Betsy Foresman • 7 months ago

The Future of Privacy Forum has released a guide for policymakers as a resource to help craft effective student data privacy legislation.

On cybersecurity, educational institutions have a people problem

by Betsy Foresman • 7 months ago

Inside cultures that are designed to be collaborative and open, IT leaders are struggling to corral their users and educate faculty on network risks.

Controversial report shows many states fail on student data privacy

by Betsy Foresman • 9 months ago

Despite criticism that the report left critical data out of its analysis, its author maintains states have inadequate student data privacy policies.

Tips for writing the policies for your student data privacy program

by Linnette Attai • 1 year ago

Commentary: Before you start, consider not just what policies you want to create, but how you can create them to maximize compliance.