Nashville, Tenn. (March 25, 2020) — CatchOn, an expansive data analytics tool, has released its new guide, “Establishing a Robust Student Data Privacy Culture―Action Ideas for School Districts,” which is designed to provide school districts with a concise overview of federal student data privacy laws along with five action ideas they can implement in their own systems. Written in collaboration with Reg Leichty, Founding Partner of Foresight Law + Policy, and the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), this guide presents practical ideas district leaders can implement to make data privacy a prominent part of the fabric of classrooms, schools, and school districts.
This paper also highlights key federal and state student data privacy expectations and requirements that educators and administrators should understand. Successful data use and privacy practices vary greatly within and among states, but this guide serves as a useful planning tool for any school district— big or small, rural or urban, privacy leader or novice—aspiring to foster a system-wide commitment to student privacy.
“Protecting student data is critical,” says Lillian Kellogg, Senior Vice President of CatchOn and ENA. “With millions of students now using their school devices to access eLearning tools and platforms at their homes, schools need to help ensure these students are learning in safe cyber environments. We know this is an extremely difficult time for districts and hope this guide provides them with the information and answers they need as they navigate the maze of student data privacy regulations.”
In addition to its federal student data privacy overview, CatchOn is creating state-specific guides that outline and summarize each state’s student data privacy laws and regulations.
Click here to download the federal paper as well as guides for California, Colorado, New Hampshire, New York, and Virginia.
CatchOn is an expansive data analytics tool that compiles real-time data on every device, enabling school districts to make data-informed decisions about the apps and online tools their educators and students are using. In 2018, CatchOn joined forces with ENA, a leading provider of comprehensive technology solutions to education institutions and libraries across the nation. Collectively, CatchOn and ENA leverage their respective resources and expertise to deliver critical services and solutions that help school districts produce positive outcomes in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit http://www.catchon.com, call 866-615-1101, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Foresight Law + Policy
Foresight Law + Policy is a national education law firm based in Washington, D.C. Their lawyers and other professionals counsel education leaders, nonprofit organizations, and companies working to strengthen public education and prepare all kids for success. For more information, please visit http://www.flpadvisors.com. Contributing Author: Reg Leichty, Founding Partner
Founded in 2001, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is the principal nonprofit membership association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders. Their mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice. For more information, please visit http://www.setda.org.
The American Consortium for Equity in Education, publisher of the "Equity & Access" journal, celebrates and connects the educators, associations, community partners and industry leaders who are working to solve problems and create a more equitable environment for historically underserved pre K-12 students throughout the United States.