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Policy Updates

May 2015Volume 22, No. 2

A Tale of Two Federal Student Data Privacy Bills

“A Tale of Two Federal Student Data Privacy Bills” measures the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act (SDPPRA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) discussion draft across several areas – ease of implementation, transparency, penalties, data-technology balance, and restrictions on third-parties.

April 2015Volume 22, No. 1

Regulating Student Data Privacy: Don't Throw the Baby Out with the Bathwater

In “Regulating Student Data Privacy,” NASBE Director of Education Data and Technology Amelia Vance explains why concerns over student data privacy have dominated the headlines, and what states—and state boards of education in particular—are doing to ensure the safety of student data.

December 2014Volume 21, No. 3

Leading a Standards-Based System: Aligning Policy to Standards

In a standards-based system, learning standards cannot be adopted or implemented in isolation. They must be the hub of all other education system components, permeating all other system functions and serving as the lens through which state board members view all policy design and development.