Student Privacy Communications Toolkit

Designed to help school and district leaders communicate about student privacy, the toolkit includes high-level best practices and template communications materials.

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Welcome to Student Privacy Compass

Student Privacy Compass (formerly known as FERPA|Sherpa) is the student privacy resource center website. This site is your tool for finding information, news, and opinions on maintaining student data privacy. Student Privacy Compass is an initiative of the Future of Privacy Forum.

Educator Resources

Educators are the first line of defense in ensuring the privacy of student data. From ensuring sufficient passwords to selecting privacy-protective apps to teaching students about digital citizenship, educators have an essential role to play in securing student information.

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  • Education and Workforce Pipeline

    Apr 8, 2021

    The results of a grading system for state longitudinal data systems, which create the infrastructure for research and policy.

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Student Resources

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  • Data for the American Dream Resources

    Apr 8, 2021

    A list of resources with educational research and opportunities that aid disadvantaged Americans in making education and career decisions.

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  • Most Likely Machine

    Apr 6, 2021

    An interactive learning module for pre-teens to explore algorithms.

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Parent Resources

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  • Most Likely Machine

    Apr 6, 2021

    An interactive learning module for pre-teens to explore algorithms.

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  • Cyber Threats to K-12 Remote Learning Education

    Apr 6, 2021

    A report on and in response to malicious attacks against K-12 educational institutions.

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Local Education Agency Resources

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  • Utah Data Governance & Student Privacy Guidebook

    Apr 7, 2021

    A guidebook for Utah Local Education Agencies on how to deal with student data privacy in different contexts.

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  • Safer Internet Day Expert Interviews

    Feb 10, 2021

    In honor of Safer Internet Day, ConnectSafely spoke with a talented group of people from the worlds of education, technology, nonprofits and law enforcement ab…

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FERPA|Sherpa aims to provide a one-stop shop for education privacy-related resources to all stakeholders in the student privacy conversation: students, parents, educators and education agencies, the edtech industry, and policymakers struggling to grapple with the ever-changing student privacy legal landscape.

Not Sure Where to Start?

Not sure where to start? These questions provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about student privacy.

If you don’t find an answer to your question here, feel free to contact us.

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