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Leveraging Data and the Cloud While Protecting Student Data Privacy Webinar/Event

June 18, 2019

In this webinar, Vince Scheivert, Rachel Johnson, and Linnette Attai discussed how school districts have used data and the cloud to innovate and optimize learning, while also providing data privacy for all. They also addressed: How districts are using data visualization and predictive analytics to support learning; How to implement next-generation safety and security tools to ensure a sustainable and robust system; and Best practices for protecting student data privacy in the cloud.

Understanding Student Learning: The Need for Education Data Report/Fact Sheet

July 30, 2015

Only recently have schools used education technology to collect solid, reliable information (or data) about how students learn—as well as details about their strengths, challenges, and individual traits that impact their learning. Having this kind of individual learning data is one of the best ways schools can help students succeed academically.

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Data and Privacy

Federal Student Privacy Protections: What Is FERPA and Who Does It Protect? Report/Fact Sheet

July 30, 2015

Regulated by the U.S. Department of Education, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student education records and provides parental access to them. This fact sheet describes FERPA and what it mandates. It also explains when a school may disclose an education record and what parents can do if they believe their rights have been violated.

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Data and Privacy

PROTECTING STUDENT DATA IN A DIGITAL WORLD: Increasing Use of Student Data Could Boost Global Economic Value by $1.2 Trillion, New McKinsey Report Finds Article

June 09, 2015

Increasing the use of student data in education could unlock between $900 billion and $1.2 trillion in global economic value, with $300 billion of that total coming from improved instruction, according to a new report from McKinsey & Company. The report, Protecting Student Data in a Digital World, outlines several data and privacy challenges for schools in unlocking this value, but it offers lessons from other industries as a guide for how to do so.

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Data and Privacy

TEACHERS KNOW BEST: New Teacher Survey Identifies Challenges Teachers Face When Using Digital Instructional Tools Article

June 09, 2015

Ninety-three percent of K–12 public school teachers regularly use digital tools to guide instruction, but two-thirds of them say that they are not fully satisfied with the effectiveness of the data or the tools for working with the data, according to a new report from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Released at a June 3 event cohosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Gates Foundation, the report, Teachers Know Best: Making Data Work for Teachers and Students, presents the findings from a survey of more than 4,600 teachers about the challenges they face when using digital instructional tools and provides recommendations about how to support teachers to effectively use data to personalize instruction.

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Data and Privacy
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Teachers Know Best: Making Data Work for Teachers and Students Webinar/Event

May 18, 2015

On June 3, 2015, the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation held a discussion about Teachers Know Best: Making Data Work for Teachers and Students, a new report about how teachers use digital instructional tools and data to support student learning.

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Data and Privacy
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