The Parent Coalition for Student Privacy and the Network for Public Education just released a report card that grades all fifty states and the District of Columbia on how well they protect the privacy of students’ confidential information. Since 2013, many laws surrounding student privacy have been passed, but there is more work to be done.
This report focuses on the 99 laws passed in 39 states plus the District of Columbia between 2013 and 2018. Every state received points in each of the following seven categories: Transparency, Parental and Student Rights; Limitations on Commercial Use of Data; Data Security Requirements; Oversight, Enforcement, and Penalties for Violations; Parties Covered and Regulated and Other, a catch-all for provisions that did not fit into any of the other categories.
Read here to see how your state did. Then use the findings as a blueprint for advocacy in your state!