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Liz Allen

How we manage our Terms of Service update

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Clever just published a Privacy Policy and Terms of Service update on our website and Github. Posting to Github is one of the many ways we share our knowledge and open source our work because it makes it easy to see changes.   Updating the terms of service is rigorous work. Here at Clever, we […]

How Clever thinks about security and privacy

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Here at Clever, we think a lot about security and privacy. We support millions of students, half of the schools in the country, and have over 250 application partners—so, we closely track trends and legal requirements for both applications and districts.

We follow federal laws like FERPA and COPPA, in addition to the many state laws that have been passed in recent years. The federal laws are 44 years and 19 years old respectively. Because of the age of the laws and the speed of technological development, states pass additional laws (91 in 3 short years!), creating a complicated web of legal requirements.

Free resources to fight Summer Slide

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Summer is around the corner! Clever is full of former teachers—we know all about the dreaded summer slide, the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. We also know that budgets are tight and so is time. We wanted to offer some free resources that you can test out in your classroom and use to engage students and teachers over the summer!

Five tips for app developers to comply with new student data privacy laws

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As session wraps up in many state legislatures, new student data privacy bills have become law. For those of us in the education technology space, protecting student data is a mandate we take seriously. Here are five tips to help application developers get privacy right early-on. Implementing this list won’t ensure a software application is in compliance with the various state laws, but it’s a great place to start.