As states pass new data laws for schools, policymakers should ensure these policies address transparency, privacy, security, collection, use and sharing. Most important, these systems should drive student learning and protect student and employee privacy. A new brief, Data Privacy and Security, from SREB’s Educational Technology Cooperative provides states with clear recommendations for education data policies. This brief is a useful overview on two education data topics — privacy and security.
Educators and policymakers often struggle to find the right balance between keeping data private and secure and making educational technology systems highly available for the latest innovations in teaching and learning. This policy brief reviews recent legislation related to data privacy and security and reports on security breaches at various organizations. It also provides policy recommendations that incorporate best practices in technology, transparent data governance and security risk mitigation, while maintaining accessible and functional systems.
The purpose of a TAV is to help school leaders and teachers take stock of where they are and where they want to go in school improvement. A TAV is not evaluative; rather, it represents efforts by the visiting team and the school to improve student learning