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DeSantis, Nick – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
College campuses are hothouses of data, including course schedules, degree requirements, and grades. But much of the information remains spread out across software systems or locked on university servers. Start-up companies want to pry the information loose from campus servers in order to offer personalized services that could transform the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, Grades (Scholastic), Scores
McKeown, Karen D. – Heritage Foundation, 2012
With the tuition cost of traditional colleges and universities soaring and education technology advancing, online courses and degree programs are becoming more common. Some critics argue that an online degree cannot provide all the important features of a traditional college education, from extracurricular activities to new professional networks,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
Chiacchia, Monique – Online Submission, 2012
Domestic violence has been a reality in civilized society since a time prior to the Bible, but it has only been within the last thirty years that public recognition of its effects has infiltrated the media and the law. This has been due in part to the writings and research of Lenore Walker, who has been called the "Mother of The Battered…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Victims, College Students, Distance Education
Federal Trade Commission, 2012
Back to school--an annual ritual that includes buying new notebooks, packing lunches, coordinating transportation, and filling out forms: registration forms, health forms, permission slips, and emergency contact forms, to name a few. Many school forms require personal and, sometimes, sensitive information. In the wrong hands, this information can…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Records (Forms), Student Records, Confidential Records
Liberman, Akiva; Cahill, Meagan – Urban Institute, 2012
This evaluation of the Case Management Partnership Initiative (CPMI) found that the program successfully linked high-need families with services designed to prevent truancy. The truancy prevention program, implemented at Anacostia and Ballou High Schools in 2011-2012, links chronically truant ninth graders and their families to social services and…
Descriptors: Truancy, Prevention, Grade 9, Program Implementation
Louisiana Department of Education, 2012
This handbook was developed to support parents of children with disabilities in understanding the Federal and State requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It provides information that promotes working with the school district to help provide appropriate services to children, while informing parents of their…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disability Identification, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Weist, Mark D.; Mellin, Elizabeth A.; Chambers, Kerri L.; Lever, Nancy A.; Haber, Deborah; Blaber, Christine – Journal of School Health, 2012
Background: This article reviews challenges to collaboration in school mental health (SMH) and presents practical strategies for overcoming them. Methods: The importance of collaboration to the success of SMH programs is reviewed, with a particular focus on collaboration between school- and community-employed professionals. Challenges to effective…
Descriptors: Mental Health Programs, Performance Factors, Barriers, Change Strategies
Rogers, Sheryl D. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The study was a policy analysis of student records policies within Florida public K-12 school districts. The researcher gathered all student records policies for the sixty-seven school districts. In addition, traditional legal research was used involving applicable federal acts, state statutes, case law, as well as legal and educational…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Policy, Privacy, Policy Analysis
Greer, Christine Glah – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study focuses on the response of universities to the permissive disclosure clauses of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA has been amended nine times; some of these amendments permit universities to disclose personally identifiable information without the permission of students. The purpose of this study is to…
Descriptors: Student Records, Privacy, Student Rights, Disclosure
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Stephan, Karl D. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2012
Authority as a philosophical concept is defined both in general and as it applies to engineering education. Authority is shown to be a good and necessary part of social structures, in contrast to some cultural trends that regard it as an unnecessary and outmoded evil. Technical, educational, and organizational authority in their normal functions…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Power Structure, Philosophy, Teacher Role
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Koenig, Ann M.; Devlin, Edward – College and University, 2012
The education sector is no stranger to fraud, unfortunately. This article provides best practice guidance in recognizing and dealing with fraud, with emphasis on domestic and international academic credential fraud. It includes practical approaches to academic document review and verification. Success in fighting fraud requires becoming informed,…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Deception, Registrars (School), Accreditation (Institutions)
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Buckman, Joel; Gold, Stephanie – College and University, 2012
This article outlines privacy and data security compliance issues facing postsecondary education institutions when they utilize cloud computing and concludes with a practical list of do's and dont's. Cloud computing does not change an institution's privacy and data security obligations. It does involve reliance on a third party, which requires an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Computers, Information Security, Privacy
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Dynarski, Susan M.; Hemelt, Steven W.; Hyman, Joshua M. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
This article explores the promises and pitfalls of using National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) data to measure a variety of postsecondary outcomes. We first describe the history of the NSC, the basic structure of its data, and recent research interest in using NSC data. Second, using information from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data…
Descriptors: Clearinghouses, Data, Outcomes of Education, Outcome Measures
Data Quality Campaign, 2011
Over the last five years, states have made significant progress implementing statewide longitudinal data systems (SLDS) to collect, store, link and share student-level data. States and the many national organizations supporting their efforts recognized that while building and using these indispensable data systems are important for policy,…
Descriptors: Student Records, Privacy, Information Policy, Confidentiality
Winnick, Steve; Coleman, Art; Palmer, Scott; Lipper, Kate; Neiditz, Jon – Data Quality Campaign, 2011
This legal and policy guidance provides a summary framework for state policymakers as they work to use longitudinal data to improve student achievement while also protecting the privacy and security of individual student records. Summarizing relevant federal privacy and security laws, with a focus on the Family Educational Records and Privacy Act…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, Privacy
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