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Changing schools can be disruptive to a student’s education. One way schools and parents can help limit this disruption is by making sure that important data follows students as they change schools. However, data portability has to be done carefully and conscientiously, because the same data that can help students hit the ground running at their new school can also hinder them there.

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Georgia’s Governor Vetoes Harmful School Safety Bill

The vetoing of the SB 15 bill gives the legislature a chance to reconsider how using data and technology to implement overbroad surveillance measures in schools could undermine the goal of keeping all students safe. CDT has highlighted what is missing from the school safety conversation, so it is our hope that the legislators will take this chance to focus on proven school safety strategies that consider the interests of all students.

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The Three P’s of Supporting Military Children: Purple, Portability, and Privacy

The Month of the Military Child is celebrated with “Purple Up Days,” during which people wear their best purple in support of these important members of the community. However, purple is not the only P that matters when it comes to supporting military-connected students. Data Portability and privacy are also incredibly important to this group of often transient students.

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Balancing the Scale of Student Data Deletion and Retention in Education

Deleting data is harder than you might think, and we’ve created some guidance about how to manage this complex task in an education context. We hope that the tools we provide can serve as starting points for practitioners to build robust data management in their own organizations, so that they can get the most out of their data while protecting their students.

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Student Privacy Lessons From a Recovering Bureaucrat

Looking back on my time in government, there are tools and resources that I wish I’d had. I recently joined the Student Privacy Project here at CDT to create some of these, and today, we’re releasing a new resource about why education leaders need chief privacy officers to protect student data. Once a chief privacy officer is hired, what can ensure their success? Based on my experiences, here are some tips, tricks, and rules of the road.

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