6 Things Schools Can Do to Ensure Student Data Privacy

*Disclaimer: This article originally appeared in eSchool News

Student data privacy is quite a different topic from the headlines most people read concerning data breaches. It is not about malicious intruders hacking or stealing credentials to get into a system to steal corporate intellectual property or records to sell on the dark web. Student data privacy concerns, specifically, center on the misuse of personally identifiable information, known by its acronym PII.

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We’re Teaming Up with New Caney ISD to Talk About Deploying 1:1 Chromebook Initiatives & Google Apps for Education at FAEDS 2016


When Dustin Hardin became the Director of Technology for New Caney Independent School District in 2011, the district didn't have WiFi or student accounts and only had basic email for staff. However, district leadership had ambitious goals: to implement 21st century teaching methodologies in the form of digitized learning and ongoing student-teacher engagement. To get there, New Caney ISD created a program called 1:Vision, with the goal of issuing a laptop to each student in grades 3-12.

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Our CTO, Troy Moreland Discusses Joining IMS Global and the OneRoster™ Standard

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. 

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ISTE 2016 Recap: Talking Identity Management, Student Data Rostering, and Student Data Privacy

At the end of June, I joined more than 16,000 ed tech leaders as they converged on Denver, Colorado for a week of idea sharing, collaboration, and networking at the 2016 ISTE Conference & Expo. 

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Clayton County Public Schools Choose Identity and Access Management Solution from Identity Automation

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Located in the Atlanta suburb of Jonesboro, Georgia, Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) is future-forward district with a vision of making the digital classroom a reality for its more than 55,000 students, staff, and administrators. As part of this, CCPS is aggressively working towards district-wide adoption of cloud-based education technology.

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Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Seamlessly Integrates Digital Textbooks and Enhances Classroom Learning with RapidIdentity

When Dallas/Ft. Worth-based Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District decided to transition from paper to digital textbooks, the benefits of this future-forward plan were obvious – not only would the move enhance classroom learning, but digital content is often cheaper, easier to update, and more environmentally friendly.

However, the district quickly realized that the process would be more complicated and time-consuming then initially anticipated. It took months to extract data from the district’s student information system and load it into multiple textbook systems one student at a time.

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Long Beach Unified School District Chooses Identity Automation’s Next-Gen IAM Solution

Long Beach Unified School District is one of the forty largest school districts in the country with 94 campuses and more than 90,000 users comprised of students, teachers, faculty, and administrators.

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Contingent Users in Education: the New Normal


You may be working alongside one of them and not even realize it: a substitute teacher, an adjunct professor, or a special education contractor. They’re all contingent workers - employees hired for a time period of one year or less with a specific end date; they could be full-time or part-time. Over the past decade, a trend has emerged in academia of these contingent workers being hired, and we’ve seen it accelerate at an increasingly high rate over the past few years.

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Top EDU Blog Posts You Loved in 2015 and Trends We Saw

For us here at Identity Automation, we witnessed amazing growth in the education tech sector this year. It’s been quite a ride... from North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction’s roll out of its cloud entity platform to our irrefutable support of the Student Privacy Pledge.

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