Privacy toolkit helps Houston ISD identify safe, secure apps

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.

New Seal of Approval for Districts Protecting Student Data

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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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 […]