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Consortium of School Networking (CoSN)

The Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) has created a document to help guide districts with suggested best practices during COVID-19 school closings. Entitled Preparing to Take Schools Online and this document offering guidance and best practice around video conferencing and privacy


Student Privacy

The Student Privacy Policy Office released this useful document to assist school officials in protecting student privacy in the context of COVID-19 as they consider the disclosure of personally identifiable information (PII) from student education records to individuals and entities who may not already have access to that information.

This document is helpful for districts researching COPPA guidance during COVID-19

The Future Privacy Forum (FPF) and AASA, the School Superintendents Association released this useful white paper that offers guidance to help K-12 and higher education administrators and educators protect student privacy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As educators and students move to virtual learning during this time of social distancing due to COVID19, the Student Privacy Policy Office (SPPO) has received questions about available resources on virtual learning and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) The SPPO has provided this useful document 

For more FERPA during virtual learning times  information please visit The Department of Education provides  a FERPA and Virtual Learning website 





The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released this document reminding individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to COVID-19