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Student Data Principles gain 40 official supporters

By Laura Devaney
August 26th, 2015

Principles intend to build commitment to secure students’ personal information, promote data use in service of learning

data-studentThe Data Quality Campaign (DQC) and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today announced that 40 national education organizations officially support the Student Data Principles.

Launched in March 2015, the Principles are a dedicated effort by major national education associations to articulate commonly held principles around the use and safeguarding of student data. To see the full list of supporters, please visit: www.studentdataprinciples.org/principles-supporters.

“Growing support for the Student Data Principles is a clear affirmation of the education community’s commitment to the effective and responsible use of student data,” said Aimee Rogstad Guidera, President and CEO of the Data Quality Campaign. “Everyone who uses data to help students achieve should adhere to and build upon these 10 principles.”

“Educators will only gain the trust of parents and families if student information is used responsibly, ethically and when necessary to benefit students,” said Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN. “This is a very critical effort by the education community to work together to articulate core beliefs and commit to building transparency and trust. In my 30 years of following national education policy, I have never seen such widespread consensus on a contentious issue like privacy.”

In addition to the Principles, DQC and CoSN continue to expand their student data leadership. Both organizations will sponsor the all-day “National Student Privacy Symposium” on September 21 in Washington, DC. The Symposium presents a thoughtful consideration by leading education and privacy experts of how student data should be collected and used to improve student outcomes.

To learn more about the Principles, visit: studentdataprinciples.org.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Ascione Devaney is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura