As concerns over student data privacy continue to rise as a top priority for school administrators, edtech leaders from Houston, Texas, and Fairfax County, Virginia, stressed that the job of evaluating educational software for teachers is becoming ever more important.
In yet another sign that the student-data-privacy turmoil of recent years is shifting from boil to simmer, school systems can now apply for a “Trusted Learning Environment” Seal, intended to demonstrate to parents and the community at large that they are taking appropriate steps to protect the privacy and security of sensitive student information.
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To help improve work on privacy, CoSN and a variety of partner organizations are releasing a new seal of approval (sort of like the universally-known Good Housekeeping Seal) for schools, on Tuesday. The program, called the Trusted Learning Environment, serves school systems and parents, Krueger said. For schools, the 40-point checklist provides guidance in so-called […]
Meanwhile, the Consortium for School Networking is unveiling a “Trusted Learning Environment Seal” at its conference in D.C. this week. The voluntary seal was developed with help from more than two dozen school system leaders, who helped identify aspirational practices for managing student privacy and security. AASA, The School Superintendents Association, ASCD and the Association […]