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A4L Community Newsletter, June 2024

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Although the A4L Community has gone through a lot of changes over the last year, there is a great deal of positive momentum. We have many new members stepping up to leadership positions, our overall membership continues to grow and the Association Board has adopted new strategic goals, actions and targets that will drive our work for the year to come. 

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Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) announce the release of the National Data Privacy Agreement, version 2

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The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), a special interest
group of the non-profit Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, is proud to announce the release of the
National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA), version 2, which has been further developed to streamline
application contracting and set common expectations between schools/districts and marketplace
providers.

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A4L Quarterly Newsletter, March 2024

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It has been a very exciting and fulfilling first month as full time Executive Director. There is so much positive energy and engaged members it is difficult not to get excited!

There are great new developments both in the SDPC and with SIF. In SDPC work has begun on developing the Registry 2.0! This is a very large project and many of you will be engaged throughout the process. In the end we will be delivering a much more robust and user friendly Resource Registry. Much more to come on this in the near future.

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A4L Quarterly Newsletter, December 2023

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To say it has been an eventful year at A4L in 2023 would be an understatement. This year, we experienced one of the most significant years in the history of the organization. Despite the turmoil that happens with change, the A4L Community has emerged as an even stronger force for interoperability and privacy in education.

All of this has been possible because of you. Over the course of this year, we have been heartened to see the outpouring of support amongst our membership, with the strongest engagement we have seen in our years working with this organization.

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The SDPC publish the first ever international education sector specific data security standard – the Global Education Security Standard (GESS)

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During the second annual Privacy & Interoperability Symposium, the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) announced version 1.0 of the first ever international education sector specific data security standard. The Global Education Security Standard (GESS) reflects the combined work and outputs of a multi-national team dedicated to improving the cyber safety of the education sector. The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), a Special Interest Group of the non-profit Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, has been successful in bringing the educational technology (EdTech) marketplace players and school districts/states/countries together in addressing student data privacy obligations.

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