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The Top 10: Student Privacy News (Feb-March 2017)
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March 17, 2017 | Amelia Vance

The Top 10: Student Privacy News (Feb-March 2017)

The Future of Privacy Forum tracks student privacy news very closely, and shares relevant news stories with our newsletter subscribers.* Approximately every month, we post “The Top 10,” a blog with our top student privacy stories. New America has released an ethical framework to help colleges use predictive analytics to benefit students (this report follows their previous report […]

Future of Privacy Forum Welcomes New Leader for Student Data Privacy Program
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November 7, 2016 | Melanie Bates

Future of Privacy Forum Welcomes New Leader for Student Data Privacy Program

Washington, DC – Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) announced that Amelia Vance has joined the organization as Policy Counsel. Her portfolio includes student privacy for K-12 and Higher Education environments, and education technology initiatives. Vance leads FPF’s work to ensure the responsible use of student data and education technology in schools, helping educators with resources and information, and seeking inputs from all stakeholders to ensure students succeed.

FPF Commends New America’s Report on Predictive Analytics in Higher Education
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October 24, 2016 | Brenda Leong

FPF Commends New America’s Report on Predictive Analytics in Higher Education

New America released a report today that addresses the use of data in higher ed analytics – predicting student outcomes and managing university academic programs based on prior data. The growing ability to gather and analyze this data allows colleges to intervene with students struggle, put in place mentoring programs, create support structures addressing “whole student” welfare, ultimately improving academic outcomes and graduation rates.

Who Exactly IS a “School Official” Anyway?
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January 19, 2016 | Brenda Leong

Who Exactly IS a “School Official” Anyway?

School Officials and Ed Tech Vendors The School Official exception to FERPA, the federal student privacy law, allows schools to provide student data to principals, teachers and school employees to use for educational purposes. But what about contractors who may work for the school, like a bus company or an email service provider? The original […]