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Data and Privacy Policy Creation and Maintenance

For a school or district, student data is necessary for an effective educational program. This data supports high-quality teaching, drives personalized learning, and underpins teacher and school accountability. With the ubiquitous use in schools of mobile devices and educational apps, however, the data is not just available to teachers, school leaders, and district personnel; it is also available to the companies that make the educational tool. Data privacy is of critical importance to schools, districts, and students’ families. While access to data allows schools to be better at their work—to address student needs, study trends, and make instructional adjustments—districts also need to have an up-to-date privacy policy that adheres to federal law and protects students and their families.