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PRESS YOUR LUCK – NO WHAMMY, NO WHAMMY: HOW A GAME SHOW FROM THE 80’S GOT OUR DISTRICT MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION FOR DATA PRIVACY AND PROTECTION

If you read the title above and your mind instantly wanders to the corny animation of Whammy and Sammy stealing all the money from contestants on what was the most technically advanced game show in 1983, your mind works like mine and you are probably wondering what a game show has to do with creating a Trusted Learning Environment(TLE). Like many of you reading this post, I knew my district was taking several steps to ensure we protected the information we had collected. We only collected what we needed, we had a robust firewall, we had hired a good network ...
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SCHOOL SYSTEM LEADERSHIP AND THE TRUSTED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

As school system leaders, one of the most important responsibilities we have is to ensure that our students remain safe while in our care. That means not just protecting their physical safety, but also the information that we maintain about them. While there are laws at the federal and state levels that inform legal requirements to protect the privacy and security of student data, creating a successful compliance program and building trust within our communities about how we operate means going beyond the laws. It requires executing on a thoughtful, comprehensive data privacy and security program that engages all of ...
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TLE Spotlight: Advice from the Experts

We got together with some of our Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal recipients and asked what guidance they have for those who are thinking about going through the TLE process. Here is some of the best advice, from the practical to the inspirational. Read on and start your application today! "Work through the application process no matter where you feel you fall in regards to readiness. The application is more than simply a form, it helps to guide and challenge your team. As you work on the application, engage a diverse set of stakeholders to collaborate on the work. The ...
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TLE SPOTLIGHT: DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

In our second profile of TLE Seal recipients, we spoke with Sharyn Guhman, Josh Allen and Kirk Anderson from Denver Public Schools to find out more about how they approach their compliance efforts. Here, they provide a look at some of the policies they have in place to support their data privacy and security work, and give us insight into how they keep their compliance program fresh. 1. Why did you decide to apply for the TLE Seal? Denver Public Schools has worked for the last several years to make sure that we take seriously our student data privacy and ...
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4 Tips to Help Schools with Privacy and Security Compliance

Follow these best practices for keeping in line with federal online safety regulations ...
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