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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