Tags student data

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

by Ryan Johnston • 3 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 • 4 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 • 4 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 • 6 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 • 11 months ago

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

Report: Administrator data literacy is key to student success

by Mark Satter • 11 months ago

Administrators need to be able to collect, analyze and use data in ways that benefits students, according to the nonprofit Data Quality Campaign.

How comfortable is your school district with risk?

by Linnette Attai • 12 months ago

Commentary: When it comes to protecting student data privacy, any number of things can keep a district CTO up at night. Here's how to prioritize the risks.

How to identify risk while building a student data privacy compliance program

by Linnette Attai • 1 year ago

Commentary: A pre-assessment can be useful in helping schools address the policies, processes and risks of building a student data privacy program.

The role of leadership in protecting student data privacy

by Linnette Attai • 1 year ago

Commentary: Any number of school employees can help implement a privacy program, but it's up to district leaders to champion the efforts and set expectations.