Category Archives: Data Sharing Resources from ED-Funded TA Centers

What do IDEA and FERPA tell us about Data Sharing?

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This 2014 webinar is a reprisal of a popular session from our 2014 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes conference. Presenters from the U.S. Department of Education share information on current issues and guidance on IDEA and FERPA requirements regarding data sharing and confidentiality. The session includes highlights and recent guidance from the Part B and Part […]

Conquering the Trials and Tribulations of Data Sharing and Linking

Presenters: Robin Nelson, Baron Rodriguez, Linda Goodman, & Sherry Franklin This 2014 presentation provides information on requirements and best practices for data sharing agreements. Panelists from two states discuss key decisions in sharing and linking data across early childhood programs, the policy considerations related to those decisions, and lessons learned from their efforts. Presentation

2014 Early Childhood Privacy and Confidentiality Workshop

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Conference: Early Childhood Privacy and Confidentiality Workshop Date: April 2014 Presenters: Baron Rodriguez, Michael Hawes, Frank Miller, Sharon Walsh, Ann Agnew, & Missy Cochenour This workshop focused on the implications of FERPA & HIPAA for Early Childhood Integrated Data Systems.  Participants developed data sharing agreements and learned how to engage external data users, such as […]

Privacy and Security in Early Childhood Data Use

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Conference: Early Childhood Data Privacy Meeting Date: August 2013 Presenters: Robin Nelson, Missy Cochenhour, & Baron Rodriguez This presentation discusses key privacy issues in using data in early childhood, how to use early childhood data from planning through sustainability, the impact of FERPA & HIPAA, and tools for states to inform data use. The toolkit is designed […]

Written Agreement Checklist

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This 2015 revision of a 2012 document summarizes the requirements for the written agreements under the studies exception and the audit or evaluation exception as specified in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Published by: Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Link to Document (PDF)

Data Sharing Under FERPA

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This 2012 webinar presentation reviews key regulatory changes in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) related to data sharing and summarizes FERPA mandatory provisions and best practices for written agreements. Published by: Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Link to Webinar