March 9, 2021 – iKeepSafe announced that it has awarded a FERPA privacy badge to Foundry College. Foundry College builds future-ready skills and knowledge by providing adults with an education that combines the durable professional skills that employers seek with in-demand, job-relevant credentials to align with the jobs of today and tomorrow. Foundry’s live instruction is delivered in an online setting via its proprietary learning technology platform, the Forge, which is purpose-built for education and facilitates active learning techniques, based on deep insights from the science of learning.
iKeepSafe’s FERPA badge is the first independent assessment program for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. The program seeks to help educators and parents identify edtech services and tools that protect student data privacy.
“We are excited to be certified as FERPA compliant by iKeepSafe. Protecting students’ personal information is an absolute top priority for Foundry College,” said Dr. Akiba Covitz, CEO and president of Foundry College. “iKeepSafe’s rigorous standards are met by some of today’s top ed tech companies, including Albert, ClassDojo, Prodigy, Proctorio — and now Foundry College. This certification adds yet another level of trust and security for our learners, our partners, and our investors.”
“We congratulate Foundry College on demonstrating their commitment to privacy by obtaining the iKeepSafe FERPA badge,” said Amber Lindsay, President and CEO of iKeepSafe. “Schools are increasingly relying on independent, third party reviews of technology companies in order to determine the quality of their privacy and safety practices. They can now feel confident that Foundry College meets iKeepSafe’s standard of quality in this area.”
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ABOUT FOUNDRY COLLEGE
Foundry College is a new kind of college that offers live, face-to-face classes in an online environment that promotes the community of a traditional classroom experience. Every class combines live, instructor-led lectures with small-group active learning sessions to ensure that new skills and knowledge are effectively integrated, retained, and can be put into immediate practice. Foundry College’s proprietary learning management system, the Forge, can host up to 200 students per session and uses performance data to facilitate student learning and success. Created by a team led by President Emeritus and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Stephen M. Kosslyn, Foundry College launched in 2018 and is headquartered in San Francisco. Foundry College was recently named a Top 100 Ed Tech company in North America by HolonIQ. www.foundrycollege.org.
The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) certifies digital products as compliant with state and federal requirements for handling protected personal information. We help organizations achieve and maintain compliance through product assessments, monthly monitoring, annual training, and assistance with remediation.
Governors, First Spouses, and State Attorneys General from throughout the United States joined with law enforcement agencies, and child safety advocates in the formation of the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) a national effort promoting the safe and healthy use of technology. iKeepSafe was founded by Jacalyn S. Leavitt, former First Lady of Utah, in 2005. Over the past decade, iKeepSafe has evolved into a leading organization trusted internationally by families, educators, and industry.