TEC Student Data Privacy Alliance

TEC Student Data Privacy Alliance

Student Data Privacy Services for Educational Institutions

Fast-track your district's ability to acquire signed student data privacy agreements for all of your apps.

The TEC Student Data Privacy Alliance has developed a successful collaborative model to provide member school districts with the administrative and legal support required to negotiate privacy terms with software vendors.

Our process is simple and affordable. By joining our alliance, you can jump-start student data protection with access to over 1,700 pre-negotiated vendor-signed data privacy agreements (DPAs). Begin by identifying the applications your district uses that collect student Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and then leverage the existing agreements we provide. If we don't have a DPA for an application your district uses, we will collaborate with the vendor in an attempt to secure one. Our goal is to handle all the necessary work so you can rest assured that your student data is being managed securely and safely.

We utilize a multi-state version of the Student Data Privacy Consortium’s National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA), which articulates the vendor duties and responsibilities required to protect student data in compliance with all applicable federal and state privacy statutes, including the FERPA, PPRA, and COPPA. Our multi-state Alliance provides significant leverage in our capacity to negotiate with vendors of all sizes.

Our team uploads all vendor-signed DPAs to the Student Data Privacy Consortium’s Resource Registry, ensuring immediate and exclusive access for our TEC SDPA member districts.

Direct Services:

We provide our services directly to the following states.

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New Hampshire

Rhode Island



Partnership Programs:

We provide our services to the following states through partnership relationships.


MOREnet and TEC have entered into a partnership. Interested Missouri districts should contact their MOREnet representative to learn more.

New York

TEC has established a relationship with the New York State Department of Education and the 12 Regional Information Centers (RICs). Interested NY districts should contact their RIC for more information.


Learn21 and TEC have entered into a partnership. Ohio districts eager to learn more about this collaboration should get in touch with their Learn21 representative for further details. 

Don’t see your state listed? Other questions?

Please contact: Ramah Hawley, Director
Office: 508-561-7207
Email: rhawley@tec-coop.org

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The Education Cooperative Student Data Privacy Alliance (SDPA) has been instrumental in helping our district take meaningful action in its effort to ensure the security and privacy of student data in an era where online resources have become indispensable. The TEC SDPA has solved two of the most pressing challenges related to this important topic. First, TEC has provided the legal and administrative support that individual districts typically lack. Second, the collective influence of member districts, combined with favorable vendor contract language, has resulted in over 200 signed agreements, with more being signed every day. Working independently, our district simply does not have the capacity to achieve such results. Prior to joining the TEC SDPA, student data privacy was a daunting task. Today, we have made significant progress towards our goal of achieving 100% compliance with state and federal privacy regulations.

Steve Ouellette
Director of Technology, Learning, and Innovation
Westwood Public Schools, Massachusetts

Tec has already secured MANY agreements... for the Maine districts using their services and I've heard that they continue to add more each day (...it's pretty amazing). They are an incredible service and if you are still considering having assistance in managing your student data privacy agreements, I strongly urge you to consider them. As a technology director, I can tell you that they are a "life saver"!

Thomas P. Martellone, Ed.S.
Director of Innovation & Instructional Technology
Lexington, MA

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