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May 18, 2020

Dear Colleague, 

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has made several updates to the guidance and FAQ on the website. Updated topics include:

Also, as instruction continues through a variety of virtual learning platforms, the Department would like to remind LEAs/schools that it is important to safeguard personally identifiable student information, including photos and video, as required by local district media policies and protections provided under FERPA. Be aware that taking screenshots of students is the equivalent of taking photos and all of the same local practices for photographic images that ensure student privacy should be followed. 

Thank you for all you continue to do in serving your students! 

- Pedro