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Disaster Recovery in Oklahoma
As this issue of Government Technology goes to press, communities in Oklahoma are recovering from a
devastating series of tornadoes that struck in late May. Entire neighborhoods were leveled, more than 30 people
lost their lives, and many more lost their homes and belongings.
The tragic events once again showed how technology can be critical to emergency response and recovery efforts.
The state of Oklahoma quickly launched a disaster relief portal with interactive maps showing damaged areas and
the location of aid resources. In addition, the site — dubbed OKStrong — includes tools to help residents recover
lost pets and find irreplaceable items like family photographs and other keepsakes.
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Governor Signs Student Data Transparency Act
OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill signing ceremony for House Bill 1989, the Student Data Accessibility,
Transparency and Accountability Act (Student DATA Act), was held today at the State Capitol. This new law
establishes Oklahoma as a leader in student privacy. The bill establishes new procedures and safeguards for the
collection and use of student data by our public school system.
The Student DATA Act requires the State Board of Education to publicly set policies and establish safeguards for
student data collected by the State Department of Education. Student data privacy has been handled largely at the
staff level within the Department.
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