Maintaining Trust as Data Use Changes: Student Data Privacy and the COVID-19 Crisis

Safeguarding Data
Maintaining Trust as Data Use Changes: Student Data Privacy and the COVID-19 Crisis

Over the past several years, policymakers across the country have enacted and updated policies designed to address safe data use in modern and evolving classrooms; now, changes in teaching practice are happening on an unprecedented scale and pace following the rapid transition to online learning. States will need to move quickly to provide student data privacy and security support so that educators and other stakeholders can trust data and ensure safe use. This brief highlights short- and long-term actions state leaders can take to empower educators to use and safeguard data responsibly as they navigate online learning.