Congrats to National Student Clearinghouse
National Student Clearinghouse’s StudentTracker for High Schools Earns iKeepSafe FERPA Badge
July 22, 2015 – iKeepSafe.org, a leading digital safety and privacy nonprofit, announced today that it has awarded its first privacy protection badge to StudentTrackerSM for High Schools from the National Student Clearinghouse, the largest provider of electronic student record exchanges in the U.S. Its selection as the first recipient of the new badge reflects the ongoing efforts of the Clearinghouse, which performs more than one billion secure electronic student data transactions each year, to protect student data privacy.
A nonprofit organization founded by the higher education community in 1993, the Clearinghouse provides educational reporting, verification, and research services to more than 3,600 colleges and universities and more than 9,000 high schools. Its services are also used by school districts and state education offices nationwide.
Earlier this year, iKeepSafe launched the first independent assessment program for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to help educators and parents identify edtech services and tools that protect student data privacy.
“The National Student Clearinghouse is as committed to K12 learners as we are to those pursuing postsecondary education, and that also means we’re committed to protecting their data and educational records,” said Ricardo Torres, President and CEO of the Clearinghouse. “So many aspects of education are moving into the digital realm, and we’re focused on providing students with the privacy and protection they deserve in a rapidly changing digital environment.”
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