Texas Leads with the Most TLE Seal Recipients of Any State, Showcasing its Commitment to Safeguarding Student Data Privacy
Washington, D.C. (October 6, 2023) – CoSN today awarded the Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal to Prosper Independent School District, located in Prosper, TX. The CoSN TLE Seal is a national distinction awarded to school districts that demonstrate a tangible commitment to protecting student data through modern, rigorous policies and practices.
The CoSN TLE Seal Program requires school systems to have implemented high standards for protecting student data privacy across five core practice areas: Leadership, Business, Data Security, Professional Development and the Classroom.
“We are excited about the continued growth of CoSN’s Trusted Learning Environment student data privacy framework in Texas and across the nation. We commend Prosper ISD for their achievement and their ongoing commitment to student data privacy work,” said Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN.
Prosper ISD represents the eighth school district in Texas to earn the CoSN Trusted Learning Environment Seal. They join a select group of school districts from diverse settings, encompassing urban and rural communities, that have established strong and institution-wide programs for student data privacy and have committed to continued maturity over time. Together, the recipients of the CoSN TLE Seal have improved privacy protections for over 1.1 million students to date.
“Data privacy is a top priority for Prosper ISD. We realize that we are entrusted with a great responsibility to protect the information of our students, families and staff — and that knowledge drives our decisions and processes across multiple departments and at all levels of leadership,” noted Donna Eurek, CETL, Executive Director, MIS for Prosper ISD.
The CoSN TLE Seal is the only privacy framework designed specifically for school systems. Earning the TLE Seal requires that school systems have taken measurable steps to implement, maintain and improve organization-wide student data privacy practices. All TLE Seal recipients are required to demonstrate that improvement through a reapplication process every two years.
To learn more about the TLE Seal Program, visit CoSN.org/Trusted.