- Aspen Task Force: Learner at the Center of a Networked World (July 2014)
“Learner at the Center of a Networked World,” is a cross-sector, cross-partisan report of the Aspen Institute Task Force on Learning and the Internet that highlights twenty-six actions for optimizing learning and innovation within a trusted environment.
- Publications from the Alliance for Excellent Education
Alliance publications synthesize research and information about promising practices to enlighten the national debate about education policies and encourage the development and implementation of federal and national policies that support effective high school reform and increased student achievement and attainment.
- American Legislative Exchange Council: Model Language for Student Data Accessibility, Transparency, and Accountability Act
- Digital Learning Now’s Policy Resources
Digital Learning Now provides specific guidance for policymakers and education leaders regarding the adoption of effective tools for digital learning and the shift to a more personalized education.
- Education Counsel: Key Elements for Strengthening State Laws and Policies Pertaining to Student Data Use, Privacy, and Security: Guidance for State Policymakers (March 2014)
In an effort to assist states with developing policies reflecting the modern era of digitized education data, this guidance draws on federal law, state examples, and best practices and examines key issues and elements for state leaders to consider for protecting privacy and security of personally identifiable education and linked workforce data.
- Electronic Privacy Information Center’s Student Privacy Bill of Rights (March 2014)
Khaliah Barnes, director of the Student Privacy Project and administrative law counsel for the non-profit Electronic Privacy Information Center, lays out a Student Privacy Bill of Rights that gives back to students control over information about their lives.
- Data Quality Campaign & Education Counsel: Complying with FERPA and Other Federal Privacy and Security Laws and Maximizing Appropriate Data Use (March 2013)
- Future of Privacy Forum: Student Data: Trust, Transparency, and the Role of Consent (October 2014)
This white paper discusses the practical implications of parental consent requirements; explores how existing federal laws protect student data; and compares the activities of data vendors and the role of individual consent in the health and financial sectors.
- International Review of Information Ethics – The Digital Future of Education (July 2014)
In a special issue of IRIE, several scholars and education thinkers tackle the “digital future of education” in a series of informative essays.
- National Association of State Boards of Education released a new policy brief in April 2015 explaining why concerns over student data privacy have dominated the headlines, and what states—and state boards of education in particular—are doing to ensure the safety of student data.
- Additionally, the Data Quality Campaign and the Foundation for Excellence in Education have partnered to offer a series of online courses on education data, including a seminar on student data privacy.
School Boards Set the Vision: Student Privacy (iKeepSafe)