Ed Policy Forum - State Issues

We are constantly working to build our library of current state government policies, programs, regulations and funding streams impacting the K-20 market. Reports you'll find here turn government policies into actionable market intelligence that your business development and sales staffs can use to effectively work in each state.

2019 Privacy Laws

As student privacy laws continue to change, SIIA provides information for the education technology provider community in working with state and local education agencies.

Education Technology and Consumer Privacy Laws

California has passed one of the strictest privacy acts in the United States. This one-page document provides an overview of California’s Student Privacy Laws (FERPA, SOPIPA, AB 1584) and the newly passed California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). In addition, a few possible fixes to the California law are included. [Free One-pager]

2019 California Privacy Law Comparison

This new summary and analysis chart compares the requirements for CCPA, SOPIPA, and AB 1584, the latest California Privacy Laws. Information such as the purpose of the law, covered information, data use limitations, and enforcement are included. [Members Only Download]

2016 State of the Union and
State of the State Address Report

Since President Obama delivered his State of the Union Address in January, Governors across the nation have taken to the podium to deliver their own State of the State Addresses. This report covers those addresses from Governors in 25 states. [Members Only Download]



   Student Data Privacy Laws

2016 State Student Data Privacy & Security Laws

This comprehensive report of 2016 student data privacy laws provides critical information for education service providers working with state and local education agencies.  

        Executive Summary [Free]
        Comparison Chart of 2016 Laws [Free]
        Full Report [Members Only]

In addition, SIIA has also provided each state as a separate document.

Arizona (Members Only)    New Hampshire (Members Only)   Utah (Members Only)
Colorado (Members Only)   North Carolina (Members Only)   Virginia (Members Only)
Connecticut (Members Only)   Oklahoma (Members Only)   Washington DC (Coming Soon) 
Hawaii (Members Only)   Tennessee (Members Only)   West Virginia (Members Only)
Kansas (Members Only)    

2015 State Student Data Privacy & Security Laws

State legislatures around the country introduced a flurry of student data privacy laws throughout the 2015 legislative session. This comprehensive report provides critical information for education service providers working with state and local education agencies.  
Executive Summary [Members Only]
Comparison Chart of 2015 Laws [Free]
        Full Report [Members Only]

In addition, SIIA has also provided each state as a separate document.

Louisiana (FREE)   Oregon (Members Only) 
 New Hampshire (Members Only)
Arkansas (Members Only)   Maine (Members Only) 
 North Dakota (Members Only)
Delaware (Members Only)   Maryland (Members Only) 
 Virginia (Members Only)
Georgia (members Only)   Nevada (Members Only)   Washington (Members Only)

2014 State Student Data Privacy & Security Laws

This comprehensive report of student data privacy and security laws passed in state legislatures during the 2014 legislative session provides critical summary and analysis to guide education service providers as they engage with state and local education agencies.

Executive Summary [Members Only]
Comparison Chart of 2014 Laws [Free]
Understanding the 2014 State Privacy Laws - SIIA Presentation [Members Only}
Follow Up Webinar Archive [Members Only] 
Full Report [Members Only]

In addition, SIIA has also provided each state as a separate document.

Kentucky (Free)  Idaho   North Carolina 
Louisiana (Free)  Indiana   Rhode Island 
California [SB1177/AB1584]     Kansas   Tennessee 
California [AB1442]  Missouri   West Virginia 
Colorado
 New York    Wyoming 
Florida
   

Federal Privacy Resources
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) 
[Members Only Download]
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) [Members Only Download]

California

K-20


 State Policy Profile 
 An in-depth report on California state government funding, regulations and programs  impacting the K-20 market. This is a follow-up to the webinar Around the Nation: Doing  Business in California Schools and an updated version of the SIIA report issued in 2015. [Members Only Access]

Webinar Archive - Doing Business in California Schools (2017)
This March 28, 2017 webinar provided a comprehensive update of the state policies influencing the K-12 ed tech marketplace in California. Guest speakeres were Stephanie Gregson of the California Department of Education and Martha Alvarez and Laura Preston from the Association of California School Administrators. [Members Only Archive]

Webinar Archive - Doing Business in California Schools (2015)
This April 14, 2015 webinar highlighted current California state policies impacting the K-12 ed tech market. Guest speakers were Efrain Mercado, Policy Director, CA County Superintendents Educational Services Association, and John Fleischman, Assistant Superintendent for Technology Services, Sacramento County Office of Education. [Members Only Archive]


Florida

K-20


 State Policy Profile 
An in-depth report on Florida's state government funding, regulations and programs impacting the K-20 market. This is a follow-up to the webinar Around the Nation: Doing  Business in Florida Schools[Members Only Access]

Georgia

K-20


State Policy Profile

An in-depth report on Georgia state government funding, regulations and programs impacting the K-20 market. This is a follow-up to the webinar Around the Nation: Doing Business in Georgia Schools.[Members Only Access]

Webinar Archive - Doing Business in Georgia Schools
This February 23, 2016 webinar highlighted current Georgia state policies impacting the K-12 ed tech market. Guest speakers were Jimmy Stokes, Executive Director, Georgia Association of Educational Leaders and Aleigha Henderson-Rosser, Ed.D., Instructional Technology, Atlanta Public Schools. [Members Only Archive]

Digital Classroom Act
In an effort to update its legislative terminology to match current trends in education resources, Georgia modified its statute scrubbing the term 'textbook' in favor of 'instructional materials and content.' The state also set recommendations for local adoption of digital texts and hardware. [Members Only Download]


Illinois 

    K-20


State Policy Profile 

An in-depth report on Illinois state government funding, regulations and programs impacting the K-20 market. This is a follow-up to the webinar Around the Nation: Doing Business in Illinois Schools.[Members Only Access]


Webinar Archive
 - Doing Business in Illinois Schools 

This September 22, 2015 webinar highlighted current Illinois state policies impacting the K-12 ed tech market. Guest speakers were Tony Inglese, President, Illinois Educational Technology Leaders & CFO, Batavia Public School District 101, and Margaret Johnson, Executive Director, Illinois Computing Educators (ICE). [Members Only Archive]


Massachusetts

K-12

Digital Connections Partnership Grants
The first round of this $38 million grant program was announced on January 7, 2015. Focused on improving school technology and broadband infrastructure, this grant program will increase ed tech market opportunities. This fact sheet provides a background for the program and a list of grant recipients.
[Members Only Download]


Michigan

K-20


 State Policy Profile 
 An in-depth report on Michigan state government funding, regulations and programs  impacting the K-20 market. This is a follow-up to the webinar Around the Nation: Doing  Business in Michigan Schools[Members Only Access]


Webinar Archive
- Doing Business in Michigan Schools

This March 22, 2016 webinar highlighted current Michigan state policies impacting the K-12 ed tech market. Guest speakers were Michelle Ribant, Director of 21st Century Learning, Michigan Department of Education; Dave Cairy, Project Director, Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant and Danielle Letter, GMEC Project Manager, Genesee Intermediate School District (TRIG). [Members Only Archive]


New York

K-12

Student Data Privacy Law Summary & Analysis
[Members Only Download]

K-20


 State Policy Profile 
 An in-depth report on New York state government funding, regulations and programs  impacting the K-20 market. This is a follow-up to the webinar Around the Nation: Doing  Business in New York Schools[Members Only Download]


Webinar Archive
- Doing Business in New York Schools

This March 10, 2015 webinar highlighted current New York state policies impacting the K-12 ed tech market. Guest speakers were Tim Kremer, Executive Director, NY State School Boards Association and Ken Slentz, Superintendent, Skaneateles CSD (former Deputy NY State Education Commissioner). [Members Only Archive]


North Carolina

K-20


State Policy Profile
An in-depth report on North Carolina state government funding, regulations and programs impacting the K-20 market. This is a follow-up to the webinar Around the Nation: Doing Business in North Carolina Schools.[Members Only Download]


Webinar Archive
 - Doing Business in North Carolina Schools 

This January 12, 2016 webinar highlighted current North Carolina state policies impacting the K-12 ed tech market. Guest speakers were Katherine Joyce, Executive Director, NC Association of School Administrators and Phillip Emer, Director of Technology Planning and Policy, Friday Institute [Members Only Archive]


Ohio

   K-20

 State Policy Profile 
 An in-depth report on Ohio state government funding, regulations and programs impacting  the K-20 market. This is a follow-up to the webinar Around the Nation: Doing Business in  Ohio Schools[Members Only Access]


Webinar Archive
 - Doing Business in Ohio Schools

This June 9, 2015 webinar highlight current Ohio state policies impacting the K-12 ed tech sector. Guest speakers were Matt Williams, Vice President of Public Policy, KnowledgeWorks Foundation and Eric Germann, President-elect, Ohio School Boards Association. [Members Only Archive]


 Pennsylvania

K-20

State Policy Profile
An in-depth report on Pennsylvania state government funding, regulations and programs impacting the K-20 market. This is a follow-up to the webinar Around the Nation: Doing Business in Pennsylvania Schools.[Members Only Access]


Webinar Archive
 - Doing Business in Pennsylvania Schools

This July 21, 2015 webinar highlight current Pennsylvania state policies impacting the K-12 ed tech sector. Guest speakers were Tom Gluck, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association of Intermediary Units (PAIU) and former Acting Secretary of Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education and Ron Tomalis, Former Secretary of Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education. [Members Only Archive]


Texas

K-20

 State Policy Profile 
 An in-depth report on Texas state government funding, regulations and programs impacting  the K-20 market. This is a follow-up to the webinar Around the Nation: Doing Business in  Texas Schools[Members Only Access]


Webinar Archive
- Doing Business in Texas Schools
On January 13, 2015 SIIA held a webinar to discuss Texas state policies impacting the K-12 ed tech market. Guest speakers were Johnny Veselka, Texas Association of School Administrators, and Jennifer Bergland, Texas Computer Education Association.
[Members Only Access]