Press/Blog

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

TLE SPOTLIGHT: CAMBRIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Steve Smith of Cambridge Public Schools represented one of 28 districts involved in helping to inform the Trusted Learning Environment program. Here, he shares his thoughts on how the program was helpful to his work and how others might leverage the TLE program to build and improve their compliance programs. Why did you decide to apply for the TLE Seal? We saw the seal as a way to confirm that our student data privacy practices were in fact in line with national standards and expectations. We also saw the process of aligning our internal practices to the TLE requirements as ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

4 Tips to Help Schools with Privacy and Security Compliance

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