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State Education Agency Data Sharing and FERPA

Even though regulations to permit increased student data sharing under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act were revised a decade ago, many state education leaders remain uncertain about the types of data sharing they can approve. This reports brings clarity.

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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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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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Press Release

New Report Clarifies Student Data Privacy Rules for State Education Agencies

State boards can set the vision for sharing data to serve the interests of students, families, and schools. But doing so effectively requires an understanding of FERPA’s legal framework.

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Also from NASBE

State Education Agency Data Sharing and FERPA

Even though regulations to permit increased student data sharing under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act were revised a decade ago, many state education leaders remain uncertain about the types of data sharing they can approve. This reports brings clarity.

read more
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.

read more