The Common Sense District Privacy Program was developed collaboratively in response to school and district needs. Currently, more than 150 schools and districts help shape the work. The primary goal of the program is to provide educators access to a robust set of resources (many of which are available under a Creative Commons license) to help them make more informed decisions about the educational software they use.
We're in the middle of a coordinated and long-term effort to ensure that student information is protected with strong privacy practices. We've built strong partnerships with school districts, software developers, and industry leaders to make this work possible. District participation helps prioritize the most relevant requirements for student privacy safeguards, and edtech companies can use our criteria to clarify and improve privacy practices, policies, and products to support digital well-being.
Schools and districts nationwide are encouraged to join the District Privacy Consortium and commit to using the privacy evaluations as part of their vetting process of educational applications used in the classroom. All members of the consortium are welcome to join our regular meetings, where district representatives can: