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Measuring Performance: A Guidance Document for Promise Neighborhoods on Collecting Data and Reporting Results

This resource provides a process for Promise Neighborhood grantees to establish data systems and processes to collect and report data required by the Government Performance and Results Act; (GPRA).

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Minnesota Statutes Governing Data Classification and Sharing

This resource summarizes key Minnesota state laws relating to data sharing.

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New York State Privacy & Confidentiality Toolkit

This toolkit provides resources for government agencies to share information and facilitate the creation of a Child Health Passport.

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Clark County Information Sharing Guide

This resource provides guidance relating to Inter-Agency data sharing; for juvenile justice reform in Washington state.

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Cloud Computing: A Primer on Legal Issues, Including Privacy and Data Security Concerns

This slide deck provides an overview of legal issues associated with cloud computing and provides considerations for negotiating contrAct; terms with cloud computing providers.

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Comparison of FERPA and HIPAA Privacy Rule for Accessing Student Health Data

This document provides a side-by-side comparison of the FERPA and HIPAA privacy protections to facilitate sharing between schools and health agencies.

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Connecting the Dots: The Promise of Integrated Data Systems for Policy Analysis and Systems Reform

This resource provides an overview of the legal, ethical, scientific, and economic challenges associated with creating integrated data systems for inter-agency collaborations and research.

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Conquering the Trials and Tribulations of Data Sharing and Linking

This slide deck provides information on legal and policy considerations and misconceptions related to early childhood integrated data systems, including lessons learned from early childhood data systems implemented in Connecticut and North Carolina.

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Legal Agreements & Supporting Documents

This online resource provides a brief overview of the importance of data use agreements and contrAct;s in obtaining and using administrative data, and it contains links to sector-specific resources and example agreements.

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Legal Issues Related to Sharing of Clinical health; Data with Public Health Agencies

This document discusses legal issues relating data sharing between health care providers and public health agencies.

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Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Confidentiality Toolkit

This toolkit to assist governments promote coordination and collaboration between various governmental agencies and programs relating to children and families.

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Developing Data Sharing Agreements

This resource provides information and links relating to data sharing agreements pertaining to education data and student records.

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Federal Law Statutory Compilation Confidentiality, Privacy, & Information Sharing Provisions

This legal overview; provides a breakdown of select federal data protection laws.

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FERPA Exceptions Summary

This resource summarizes four FERPA exceptions permitting personally identifiable information. The disclosure exceptions relate to directory information, school officials, studies and audits or evaluations.

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Florida Codified Law Review Information Sharing Initiative

This resource summarizes key Florida state laws relating to data sharing.

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Guidance for Reasonable Methods and Written Agreements

This guidance document provides information on the FERPA protections and exceptions. It includes recommended best Practices for data sharing under the various exceptions and creating written agreements.

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Guidance on the Use of Financial Aid Information for program evaluation; and Research

This document provides guidance and information on legal issues relating to using student financial aid information for program evaluation; and research.

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Rising to the Challenge: Building Effective Systems for Young Children and Families, a BUILD E-Book

This resource provides information on creating linked data systems relating to early learning and development.

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Data De-identification: An Overview of Basic Terms

This resource provides an overview of key concepts relating to data de-identification as it pertains to FERPA.

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Roadmap for Foster Care and K/12 Data Linkages Key Focus Areas to Ensure Quality Implementation

This resource provides guidance on linking education and foster care data. It provides detailed description of general issues relating to data sharing.

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Sharing Data for Better Results: A Guide to Building Integrated Data Systems Compatible with Federal Privacy Laws

This toolkit provides guidance on federal data protection laws to government employees and elected officials to facilitate the integration of data systems and government services.

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Strength in Numbers: Supporting Quality Improvement in Early Care and Education Programs through Linking Administrative Data

This resource describes challenges in linking administrative data relating to early care and education programs and provides specific strategies to address them.

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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act; Guidance for Reasonable Methods and Written Agreements

This guidance document provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding the FERPA protections and disclosure provisions.

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Privacy and Data Sharing

This resource provides a brief overview of the FERPA provisions relating to the disclosure of education records.

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Privacy Tools for Data Sharing: Lessons Learned and Directions Forward

This resource compiles the slides and recordings of an interdisciplinary workshop summarizing findings from a 5-year NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Frontier Project.

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Public Health Access to Student Health Data: Authorities and Limitations in Sharing Information Between Schools and Public Health Agencies

This issue brief discusses the FERPA and HIPAA data protections and exceptions relevant to data sharing between schools and public health agencies.

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Public Health Information and Data Sharing: The Legal Framework

These webinar slides describe the role of law in health information technology, health system outcomes, and barriers to data sharing.

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Integrated Data Systems and Student Privacy

This resource describes FERPA compliance issues associated with the creation and operation of integrated data systems involving education data.

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Interagency Data Disclosure

This US Department of Education resource provides tips on interagency data sharing and integration for education agencies, housing agencies, and organizations serving homeless persons.

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Data Policy Toolkit: Implementing the State Blueprint

This issue brief argues for the creation of longitudinal data systems and proposes that states adopt legislation; to remove policy barriers and authorize data sharing.

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Data Protection Law in the USA

This resource provides an overview of select federal and state data protection laws that might be relevant to the operation of non-profit organizations.

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Data Sharing Agreement Checklist for IDEA Part C and Part B 619 Agencies and Programs

This resource provides information on creating written agreements to obtain and use education data protected by IDEA Parts B and C and FERPA.

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American Statistical Association Committee on Privacy and Confidentiality

This resource provides guidance, Resource links; training modules, and legal summaries relating to privacy and confidentiality in a variety of sectors.

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ASTHO Public Health & Schools Toolkit

This toolkit provides information, fAct; sheets, and resources relating to public health agencies' legal authority to conduct public health Act;ivities in schools, including accessing student health information.

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Many Missing Pieces: The Difficult Task of Linking Early Childhood Data and School-Based Data Systems

This issue brief discusses various challenges to linking education and early childhood data. I provides a brief overview of a few federal laws protecting education and early childhood data.

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Models for Change Information Sharing Tool Kit

This toolkit provides information for jurisdictions seeking to share data to support juvenile justice reform efforts.

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Nebraska Codified Law Review Information Sharing Initiative

This resource summarizes key Nebraska state laws relating to data sharing.

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Joint Guidance on Data Matching to Facilitate WIOA Performance Reporting and Evaluation

This joint guidance from the US Departments of Labor and Education discusses compliance issues associated with linked education data with unemployment compensation data and vocational rehabilitation data.

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Legal Issues for IDS Use: Finding a Way Forward

This resource outlines legal and policy considerations for creating an integrated data system. It provides guidance for negotiating and creating legal agreements to use data.

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Data Sharing Between Law Enforcement and Schools

This resource provides answers to frequently asked questions relating to data sharing between education and law enforcement.

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Data Sharing Road Map: Improving Student Outcomes through Partnerships between Public Housing Agencies and School Districts

This HUD resource provides guidance to assist public housing agencies collaborate and develop data-sharing partnerships with school districts.

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Data-Sharing Tool Kit for Communities: How To Leverage Community Relationships While Protecting Student Privacy

This toolkit provides information and resources to help users better understand how to share data protected by FERPA.

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SLDS Issue Brief: Sources and Linking Strategies for Employment Data

This issue brief describes different strategies for linking employment data, education data, and other social service data.

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State and Federal Consent Laws Affecting Interstate Health Information Exchange;

This resource provides an overview of legal and policy consent issues associated with interstate Health Information Exchange;.

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FERPA 201: Data Sharing under FERPA

This online training course provides an overview of the FERPA legal protections and exceptions relating to data sharing.

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Summary of Selected Federal Laws and Regulations Addressing Confidentiality, Privacy and Security

This resource provides a summary of nearly 50 different federal laws relating to data protection in different sectors.

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Using Administrative Data for Randomized Evaluations

This resource provides guidance on obtaining and using nonpublic administrative data for evaluation purposes.

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Written Agreement Checklist

This guidance from the Department of Education's Privacy Technical Assistance Center provides information on creating written agreements to obtain and use education data protected by FERPA.

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ASTHO Public Health & Information Sharing Toolkit

This toolkit outlines concepts and issues relating public health agencies' authority to collect, use, and share information for emergency preparedness and response.

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