Cloud Computing

Key Federal Agency Guidance 2008-2017

Key Federal Agency Guidance Affecting Schools November 2008 - February 2017. 

COSA Webinar: Advising School Districts in Cloud Computing Contracts

Software as a Service (SaaS) contracts are an increasingly attractive option for school districts hoping to take advantage of the benefits of cloud-based technologies. But while the list of software for students and teachers (Office 365, Adobe Creative Cloud) and enterprise solutions (MUNIS, SchoolDude) continues to grow, how can you make sure your school district's contracts keep up with the legal issues associated with these new technologies?

NSBA submits student data privacy resources to House Subcom. on Early Childhood, Elem, and Sec. Ed.

NSBA executive director Thomas J. Gentzel submitted a letter to the Honorable Todd Rokita, Chairman, and the Honorable Marcia Fudge, Ranking Member, U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, providing relevant and timely resources aimed at safeguarding student privacy while optimizing technology to improve student achievement and competitiveness. 

COSA School Law Practice Seminar

Attend COSA's annual in-depth School Law Practice Seminar where you can discuss shared challenges and grow as school attorneys and colleagues.

  • Earn up to 12 hours of CLE including 1 hour of ethics
  • Thursday morning work alike group luncheon meetings
  • Interactive discussions and in-depth sessions unique to your practice, including Through the Haze: Finding Clarity on Complex Issues Accompanying the Marijuana Legalization

NSBA issues student data privacy guide in cloud computing era

As school districts increasingly move to cloud computing instead of on-site data storage, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and its Council of School Attorneys (COSA) have released a guide for school boards introducing the legal issues associated with protecting student data and suggesting best practices.

The guide, “Data in the Cloud,” seeks to raise awareness of student data privacy concerns, and to provide a framework for comprehensive student data privacy approaches in school districts.

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