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5 Strategies for Managing K-12 Student Data Privacy

The rapidly expanding integration of technology in classrooms raises critical concerns about student data privacy. School IT leaders and district administrators are recognizing the urgency to implement robust strategies that safeguard sensitive information and mitigate the risks associated with data breaches. This article explores the top five strategies for managing K-12 student data privacy. Secure […]


Revolutionizing Secure Data Exchange in K-12 Schools

In our webinar, “Who can you trust when it comes to handling student data?” featuring Kevin Lewis and Rob Abel from 1EdTech Consortium, Bill Lohman from Vernon Parish School Board, Leo Brehm from Taunton Public Schools, and Michael King from GG4L, the panel provided valuable insights into the challenges and solutions related to secure data […]


Anonymized Data, Interoperability, and Secure Data Exchange

Collaboration between schools and EdTech vendors is essential for providing students with cutting-edge educational experiences. However, this collaboration must be underpinned by a robust framework of data protection. Data Privacy Agreements (DPAs) emerged as a critical tool in achieving this balance, fostering a secure and compliant environment for the exchange of student data. As technology […]


Benefits of Data Privacy Agreements for K-12 Schools

Schools increasingly rely on edtech vendors to enhance the learning experience. However, with this reliance comes the paramount responsibility of safeguarding student data. To address this concern, schools and edtech vendors engage in Data Privacy Agreements (DPAs), establishing a framework for secure data exchange. What Are Data Privacy Agreements? Data Privacy Agreements serve as a […]


Solving the PII Problem

There is inevitable risk as an edtech vendor working with K-12 schools. For most edtech providers, the standard operating procedure to obtain the data they need to work with a school is through rostering. What is rostering? Traditional rostering is a high-risk data exchange when the student’s personally identifiable information (PII) is copied from the […]


Identifying Trusted Apps – a Collaboration for Better PII Governance

How does 1EdTech determine the “trusted” status of an app in such a way that districts can trust that it’s not just a self-identified or pay-to-play feature? As Kevin Lewis, Data Privacy Officer for 1EdTech Consortium explains, it is a collaborative effort to determine trusted apps. The trusted apps work has been very valuable for […]


Better PII Governance: Systemizing Trust

Rob Abel, CEO of 1Edtech Consortium, has been leading the charge for better PII governance, providing ways for edtech vendors to demonstrate their commitment to and protocols for protecting PII to become a 1EdTech approved vendor. He joined our recent webinar to discuss the evolution of the data ecosystem in schools and what must be […]


K-12 Data Privacy: Who Can You Trust?

During the last six years we have seen amazing growth in education technology use and leveraging of innovation across industries to help us reach students in different ways, enhance their learning, and monitor and track their progress. Unfortunately, with the proliferation of technology comes data leakage and the risk of losing student data. With K-12 […]


GG4L Acquires EdCuration, a K-12 Instructional Resources Marketplace

GG4L takes the first step to innovate the way schools evaluate, procure and deploy SaaS solutions  Alameda, CA – November 14, 2023 – Today Global Grid for Learning (GG4L), the company that provides School Passport, a secure data exchange platform for educational organizations, announces the acquisition of EdCuration, the marketplace for K12 instructional materials. Denver-based […]


What Is Grade Sync and Why Do K-12 Schools Need It?

Grade Sync is a data exchange solution that enables teachers to seamlessly transfer grades from the Learning Management System (LMS) or edtech solution they are using to the school’s Student Information System (SIS). Without grade sync, educators would be forced to manually transfer grades from the edtech platform to the school’s main repository for grades, […]


Why Secure by Design Is Crucial for Schools

Technology plays an increasingly vital role in our educational system. From interactive learning platforms to internet-connected devices, schools have embraced the benefits of technology to enhance teaching and learning experiences. However, this reliance on technology has also introduced significant cybersecurity challenges. The need for a robust and proactive approach to security is clear, which is […]


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