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In a changing digital world, here's how to keep student data safe

*Disclaimer: This article originally appeared in eSchool News

As you may have heard, we recently announced that we have become an Affiliate Member of the IMS Global Learning Consortium. 

The OneRoster standard is a subset of the Learning Information Services standard that focuses on the school’s needs to exchange roster information and grades. Currently, Identity Automation is the only vendor OneRoster certified as a provider and consumer for both the CSV and REST-based API exchanges, enabling the seamless, bi-directional synchronization of roster data between disparate education systems. This means not only can we provide student roster, teacher, student, and assessment data to other OneRoster certified vendors, but we also have the flexibility to consume and transfer data from any system.

We are really excited about this news and sat down with our Founder and CTO, Troy Moreland to learn more about the OneRoster Standard and what this means for our customers. Check out the video below:

News of a school district grappling with the security pitfalls of access management made headlines recently and it caught our eye. According to ZDNet, when Bearden Middle School in Knoxville, Tennessee issued new iPads to their students as part of the national iPads for Kids Program, they had few options at their disposal for securing them.

Digital tools are as critical to student learning today as pen and paper ​have been in the past. We at Identity Automation support the addition of the Enhancing Education Through Technology ​bill ​to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act​ (ESEA)​.​ This bill would ensure a dedicated and well-funded tech program would be part of the revised ESEA.​ The​ effort ​to make this revision ​is currently led by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and is up for a vote later this afternoon. 

Network World published an article entitled K-12 schools can make the grade with identity and access management featuring one of Identity Automation’s customers and the use of our software in their environment: