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TLE SPOTLIGHT: Rockingham County Public Schools

CoSN sat down with Kevin Perkins, Technology Director for TLE Seal recipient Rockingham County Public Schools to learn more about Rockingham’s journey to the TLE and how starting small, but with sustained efforts, can lead to big wins over time. CoSN: Kevin, please tell us a bit about yourself and your district. I’ve been with Rockingham County Public Schools for 23 years, seven as a high school math teacher, seven as an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, five as the Supervisor of Technology, and four as the Director of Technology. My wife, Kimberly, and I have three children and live in ...
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Highland Local Schools, Medina, OH: District Continues to Earn High Marks for Protecting Student Data

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) – the premier national association for school system technology leaders – announced in March that it has renewed the Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal for the Highland Local School District. The Seal is a mark of distinction for school systems that have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to protecting student data privacy. The TLE Seal is the nation’s only data privacy seal for school systems, focused on building a culture of trust and transparency. The program was developed by CoSN in collaboration with a diverse group of 28 school system leaders nationwide and with support ...
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BUILDING A TRUSTED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT WITH COSN: OHIO STATE COHORT

Bill Fritz, CoSN Ohio Chapter President and Executive Director of Learn 21 along with Char Shryock, Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Bay Village City Schools share their insights on how the Ohio TLE Cohort was formed and the ways the group is working together as members prepare to earn the Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal. How did this group of very different school districts from across the State of Ohio first come together to form a TLE cohort?  Tell us a little bit about your membership. Bill Fritz included an informal session for anyone interested in finding out more ...
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TLE SPOTLIGHT: ROUND ROCK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Dennis Telas, PEIMS Manager for Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal recipient Round Rock ISD shares his insights about why the Texas district decided to participate in the TLE program. His advice for those thinking about participating in the TLE program? “Just get started!” 1. Why did you decide to apply for the TLE Seal? We decided to apply for the TLE seal because we felt that, as a data-driven district with many interfaces occurring with different software vendors, we had no accountability for vendors or users on providing student data to these software applications. We felt the community expected us ...
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TLE SPOTLIGHT: ZIONSVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

We sat down with Dan Layton, Chief Technologist from Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal recipient Zionsville Community Schools to learn more about their decision to participate in the TLE program. 1. Why did you decide to apply for the TLE Seal? First and foremost, it is absolutely the right thing to do for the protection of students’ futures. I fully accept that big data can help create much needed, innovative solutions to issues surrounding education, but it also creates a cascade of privacy issues that we cannot be willingly ignorant to for the sake of staff, parents, and students. I ...
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