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Student Data Privacy


For Staff

Why Student Data Privacy Matters

Cambridge Public Schools privacy and data policies ensure that the District is ethically and legally protecting student safety and student information, including student work. Protecting students from harm--identity theft, harassment, and unauthorized data collection-- are critical concerns. As an educator, it is our job to ensure our students are protected in this manner. Read FAQS >>


Latest CPS Approved Resources
  • Screencastify
  • SoundTrap
  • SNO: Student Newspapers Online
  • PodOMatic
  • Recap

Student Privacy Seal

Trusted Learning Environment
TLE Seal“CPS strives to ensure the protection of our students’ privacy while at the same time enabling innovative uses of technology to support teaching and learning.”

CPS is proud to be one of seven districts across the nation to receive the CoSN Trusted Learning Environment Seal confirming our commitment to developing district procedures, policies, and practices that create a “Trusted Learning Environment”. Read on >>


For Families

Why Student Data Privacy Matters

In today’s world of advancing online resources teachers, students, and parents are benefiting from an ever increasing wealth of tools to support teaching and learning. The growth in these tools is extraordinary with great potential to improve student outcomes. Along with this explosion in growth of online learning tools, comes the inherent risks of leakage of student data and understandable concerns over student privacy. Read FAQs >>


5 Top Student Data Privacy Resources

  1. Family Policy Compliance Office
  2. Student Privacy 101: FERPA for Parents and Students 
  3. A Parents Guide to Student Data Privacy 
  4. Why Education Data? 
  5. Privacy Initiative