Find out the latest from the A4L Community / Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) and find out how both communities are addressing interoperability AND data privacy!
A discussion on the rationale behind development, usage and issue identification related to the National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA) for legal representatives. Mark Williams, F3 Law group serves as the host for this webinar for mature and new Alliances legal advisors. Recorded on September 28, 2021.
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A short animation explaining ‘What is Interoperability?’
…high volume record sharing has historically been the Achilles’ heel of PK12 data integration efforts. When schools start to capture real time attendance events, the extra volume degrades and often completely overwhelms systems that rely on quick and timely data updates. Because of the extra load, updates to students and staff information could get lost in a sea of attendance events causing them to have to wait hours in line for processing.
Over the last decade, awareness and concerns over student data privacy issues gained attention across the United States. With 2020 came a newly heightened awareness of privacy, as nearly all students were thrown into online learning, and families had greater visibility to the technology tools their children were using. At the same time, the need for more robust interoperability has spiked as more and more technology tools are needed to provide online, hybrid, and in-person education. In Massachusetts, a partnership between the Executive Office of Education (EOE), the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), Cambridge Public Schools (CPS), and Cedar Labs was formed to address these twin needs.
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Student Privacy Compass (formerly called FERPA|Sherpa) is the student privacy resource center website. This site provides information, news, and opinions on maintaining student data privacy. Student Privacy Compass is an initiative of the the Future of Privacy Forum.
CatchOn has created federal and state-specific guides that outline and summarize student data privacy laws and regulations. Guides for the following states are available: California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia.