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Data Advocacy

Support for educators, learners, families, and community members as they leverage data for advocacy to improve student learning

The TLA Data Advocacy Pathway is a community of practice built around the robust resources The Learning Accelerator has gathered to help educators support their students’ needs through the stories that data can tell. Hosted on K12Leaders, this is a free resource within a community of practice where stakeholders can find peers to discuss best practices, real-life scenarios, and new ideas around serving their students.

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Privacy Policy & Terms of Service
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Form and Profile Data
K12Leaders does not collect personal data to sell or share with any 3rd parties. Part of our mission is, however, to collect, organize, and present the data you choose to share through the creation of your “personal profile” with other registered K12Leaders. That is a core component of how members of this network can find and collaborate with each other. You have certain controls over what you share, and who will be able to see it, as outlined during the setup of your profile.

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If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

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Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information, with the exception of their username, at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

When a user account is deactivated all personal data and activity are deleted.

What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Community Rules, Etiquette and Privacy Guidelines

Thank you for being part of the K12LEADERS community! In order to help foster the best experience for all members, please read and follow the following basic guidelines for patricipation.

By joining us in this community of leaders, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. We are professionals who are here to help and mentor each other as we seek better educational outcomes for our students. As such, please participate in any and all activities, discussions, groups, meeting, gatherings or conversations professionally and keep content and topics relevant to improving those outcomes and each others professional goals.

We don’t expect any issues, but to be clear, we will suspend or revoke membership if we feel it helps us serve this mission.

By participating, you agree to the following.

Please register under your real and professional identity.
Please treat others with respect, and encourage each other to ask the questions they need to.
Be thoughtful when speaking about commercial products, and consider any endorsement or criticism.
Commercial members- Please understand that you are welcome here by invitation to help add your perspective to our discussions, not to spam members. Complaints will be taken seriously and your account/participation may be suspended or revoked at our discretion.
Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you. All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited.
Properly cite or credit any content you repost or use in your activity here.
You are welcome to create groups or cohorts under any of our existing top-level categories. Please avoid creating redundant or repetitive groups.
The Legal Stuff

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K12LEADERS does not warrant or guarantee the veracity or truth of any content posted by participants of this communtiy in discussion boards, activity feeds, groups, messages, or other documents.

We reserve the right to terminate access to any user who does not follow any of our guidelines or procedures.

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