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Education Governance

Education Leaders Reports

Policymaking on Education Data Privacy: Lessons Learned

Amelia Vance outlines key lessons policymakers to contemplate to avoid unintended consequences of actions to protect student data privacy.

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State Innovations

West Virginia’s Steady Course on Student Data Privacy

The West Virginia Board of Education’s experience reviewing and adopting its data privacy policies offers lessons for other states.

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Boardmanship Reviews

State Boards: Critical Link to Quality Public Education

As they advocate for a quality education for every child, state boards have four key roles.

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Boardmanship Reviews

Governing State Board Operations through Parliamentary Procedures

Proper parliamentary procedure makes the most of the limited time boards have together.

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Education Leaders Reports

Advancing School Discipline Reform

Punitive school discipline and zero-tolerance policies impede student achievement, and there are supportive, evidence-based disciplinary strategies to supplant them.

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Boardmanship Reviews

New Member Orientation

If new members get a good orientation early in their term, the whole board will be more effective.

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Boardmanship Reviews

Let the Sunshine In

Board members should be well versed in their state's open meetings law.

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Boardmanship Reviews

Five Steps to Being a Better Board Member

Like any skill, effective board service can be learned, practiced, and improved.

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Policy Update

Trends in State Legislation on Student Data Privacy

"Trends in State Legislation on Student Data Privacy" details the ways in which state legislatures across the country have enhanced protections for student data and expanded the role of state boards in protecting that data. It describes several key elements in legislation introduced or passed this year, and notes several exemplary states.

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