Last week, the Alliance for Excellent Education joined more than thirty national education organizations in announcing its support for the “Principles for Using and Safeguarding Students’ Personal Information.” These ten principles are a first-ever effort by major national education associations to articulate commonly held principles that should guide the use and protections of student information.
“When learning data is used in a meaningful way it can personalize and improve education for students,” said Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education. “But we must also adequately protect private information used to reach that goal. These student data principles are an excellent way to help balance those interests.”
The principles were developed by the Data Quality Campaign and Consortium for School Networking in partnership with the supporting organizations which represent parents, teachers, principals, superintendents, state boards of education, chief technology officers, and many others. The principles are intended to articulate the education community’s core beliefs and demonstrate a commitment to building transparency and trust. They emphasize that safeguarding data requires more than just compliance with the law; it requires building a culture of privacy at all levels.
A detailed description of all ten principles and a list of the supporting organizations, are available at studentdataprinciples.org.
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