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.

About CoSN
CoSN is the premier professional association designed to meet the needs of K-12 EdTech leaders, their teams and other district leaders. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help edtech leaders succeed in the digital transformation. CoSN represents over 13 million students and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education. CoSN.org

About the CoSN Trusted Learning Environment Seal Program
The CoSN Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal Program is the nation’s only data privacy framework for school systems, focused on building a culture of trust and transparency. The TLE Seal was developed by CoSN in collaboration with a diverse group of 28 school system leaders nationwide and with support from AASA, The School Superintendents Association, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) and ASCD. School systems that meet the program requirements will earn the TLE Seal, signifying their commitment to student data privacy to their community. TLE Seal recipients also commit to continuous examination and demonstrable future advancement of their privacy practices. CoSN.org/Trusted

About Propser Independent School District
Prosper ISD is a fast-growth public K-12 district 40 miles north of Dallas, Texas. There are 18 early childhood/elementary campuses, 4 middle schools, and we opened our third high school this past August. The district will be voting on a bond package in November to support the addition of 19 more campuses by 2032. https://www.prosper-isd.net/

For CoSN: Makenzie Carlin, mcarlin@fratelli.com, 703-967-6954
For Prosper Independent School District: Rachel Trotter, rbtrotter@prosper-isd.net, 469-219-2000 ext. 11301