DOE Sets Up Privacy Assistance Center
STUDENT PRIVACY—U.S.November 9, 2010
The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has launched a campaign aimed at helping school officials manage data on student progress. The Privacy Technical Assistance Center, launched two weeks ago, will help officials to use and share student statistical data safely, Education Week reports. Its program officer said it will release six guidance briefs within the next six months on privacy, electronic student records and a profile of privacy protections in each U.S. state, according to the report. A DOE spokeswoman said it will propose amendments to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act this winter to address student progress databases.