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Education Data

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Policy Update

Protecting Privacy of School Directory Information

This analysis explores data protections for school directory information.

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Education Leaders Reports

Advancing Personalized Learning through Effective Use and Protection of Student Data

Personalized learning creates new opportunities for students and fresh concerns over student data privacy.

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State Innovations

Focusing on Gaps in Access to Arts Education

How California, Kentucky, and New Jersey worked to identify gaps in access to arts instruction by expanding their collection of data on arts access.

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Education Leaders Reports

School Surveillance: The Consequences for Equity and Privacy

School surveillance poses challenges for equity and student data privacy. The authors suggest six principles to guide state policymakers toward effective policies that balance these challenges with the school safety benefits.

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The Standard - Article

Using Arts Data to Match Community Organizations to School Needs

Six communities follow Chicago's lead in developing arts education census data and maps.

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Policy Update

Protecting Privacy of School Directory Information

This analysis explores data protections for school directory information.

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Policy Update

Trends in Student Data Sharing and Privacy in 2018

In 2018, state boards of education discussed and adopted policies to increase accountability for student data protection and to increase transparency of schoolwide data through data dashboards. This analysis highlights changes in state policy that cover data protection requirements, test administration and security, records retention, and confidentiality protocols.

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State Innovations

Focusing on Gaps in Access to Arts Education

How California, Kentucky, and New Jersey worked to identify gaps in access to arts instruction by expanding their collection of data on arts access.

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Education Leaders Reports

Advancing Personalized Learning through Effective Use and Protection of Student Data

Personalized learning creates new opportunities for students and fresh concerns over student data privacy.

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Policy Update

Policies to Support Military-Connected Students

is NASBE policy update explores the unique challenges that military-connected students face and how state boards of education can ensure the success and well-being of these students through effective policies on data sharing and training in data management.

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Education Leaders Reports

School Surveillance: The Consequences for Equity and Privacy

School surveillance poses challenges for equity and student data privacy. The authors suggest six principles to guide state policymakers toward effective policies that balance these challenges with the school safety benefits.

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Policy Update

Trends in Student Data Privacy Bills in 2016

This analysis describes key elements in education data legislation introduced or passed this year and notes some states to watch.

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The Standard

The Power of Data

Data collection is a tool that serves states’ students, educators, and policymakers. States must learn to leverage “the power of data” in education while fulfilling the obligation to protect student privacy.

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