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Barnes, Khaliah; Kowalski, Paige – State Education Standard, 2016
Unsurprisingly, schools, companies, and others that have amassed student information have been unable to adequately safeguard it. They simply cannot keep up with all the data they have collected and have routinely experienced data breaches. These breaches have compromised grades, student financial information, Social Security numbers, and even…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Government Role, Privacy, Student Records
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Pruitt, Kobie – State Education Standard, 2016
Just as adults' personal lives and data are increasingly inhabiting online spaces, so are students. While this shift brings many benefits and the possibility of learning tailored to individual students' needs, it is also brings new challenges. Students create an electronic trail of information that creates an obvious concern: How can they enjoy…
Descriptors: Student Records, Safety, Computer Security, Information Security
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Zeide, Elana – State Education Standard, 2016
Since 2013, most states have considered one or more bills to protect student data, with many giving state boards of education more authority in this arena. The best of this legislation goes beyond compliance to better address stakeholders' fears. States that take this approach have adopted two key practices in implementation of new state laws:…
Descriptors: Student Records, Privacy, Information Security, State Legislation
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Oliver, Astrid; Prosser, Eric; Chittenden, Lloyd – Journal of Access Services, 2016
This case study examines patron record privacy and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) within a consortial environment. FERPA requirements were examined, as well as college and library policy and procedure. It was determined that information in library patron records is directory information and, under most circumstances, does…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Library Services, Student Records, Privacy
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Boone, Katherine B.; Davidson, Denise L.; Bauman, Mark – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
The evolution of the resident assistant position and its history are important to understanding its increasing complexities. In this article we examine how court cases and federal legislation, along with changes in popular culture, have altered and shaped the role of the resident assistant. Our premise is that this role, originally relatively…
Descriptors: Resident Advisers, College Students, College Housing, Role
Parsi, Ace; Duffield, Barbara – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2016
As state and district leaders evaluate characteristics of their student populations, many will find one number particularly startling: The number of homeless students has doubled in less than a decade. States can take several actions to serve these students better, some of which are incorporated in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Some of…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Youth, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
US House of Representatives, 2016
This document records testimony from a hearing held to examine strengthening education research and privacy protections to better serve students. Education research has long played an important role in our Nation's classrooms. States and school districts use research to identify teaching and learning strategies that improve classroom instruction…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Parent Rights, Privacy, Student Records
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Khalila, Mohammad; Ebner, Martin – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2016
Learning analytics has reserved its position as an important field in the educational sector. However, the large-scale collection, processing, and analyzing of data has steered the wheel beyond the borders to face an abundance of ethical breaches and constraints. Revealing learners' personal information and attitudes, as well as their activities,…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Technology Uses in Education
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Schrameyer, Alexander R.; Graves, Tracy M.; Hua, David M.; Brandt, Nile C. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2016
The increasing use of online or cloud collaboration tools in organizations creates a need for students to develop skills in the use of these tools. Instructors have an opportunity to prepare students by incorporating these collaboration tools into their courses. The use of these online collaboration tools has the potential to expose instructors…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning
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Ivie, Ashlee – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2016
This paper examines the use of cameras in self-contained special education classrooms. It begins with an examination of the legal framework used when administrators are contemplating the implementation of video surveillance within the classroom. It gives a brief summary of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Individuals with…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Self Contained Classrooms, Special Education, Legal Responsibility
Abilock, Rigele; Abilock, Debbie – Knowledge Quest, 2016
In April 2015, U.S. House Representatives Luke Messer and Jared Polis introduced the bipartisan Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015, designed to significantly restrict how online education vendors can exploit the personal data of students who use their products. For some, the bill does not go far enough. It is evident that…
Descriptors: Privacy, Parent Rights, Federal Legislation, Safety
Goodman, Christie L., Ed. – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2016
Each edition of the IDRA Newsletter strives to provide many different perspectives on the issues in education topics discussed and to define its significance in the state and national dialogue. This issue focuses on Teaching Quality and includes: (1) Fostering Culturally Diverse Learning Environments (Paula Johnson); (2) Unlocking Instruction…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Immigrants
Boninger, Faith; Molnar, Alex – Commercialism in Education Research Unit, 2016
Digital technologies used by marketers continue to evolve. Sophisticated and personalized, they help ensure that today's children and adolescents are constantly connected and available to advertisers wherever they may roam. Moreover, because digital technologies enable extensive personalization, they amplify opportunities for marketers to take…
Descriptors: Privacy, Information Security, Student Records, Data Collection
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Lowenstein, Henry – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2016
The article begins with a brief review of the overall cost and learning problem confronted in the United States and the relative cost and learning impacts on the nation, moving then to a demonstration of the impact via results from an undergraduate "Legal Studies in Business" course, a key requirement in virtually every school of…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Parent Rights, Student Records, Privacy
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2016
The National Forum on Education Statistics (Forum) organized the Education Data Privacy Working Group to explore how state and local education agencies (SEAs and LEAs) can support best practices at the school level to protect the confidentiality of student data in day-to-day instructional and administrative tasks. Many of the best practices…
Descriptors: Privacy, Confidentiality, Case Studies, Risk Management
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