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Check out our latest COMET Blog Series - Who We Are. Learn more about the people behind the company, working to support our customers and improve outcomes for kids.


Name  Teale Fox – pronounced “Teal” (like the color). As a kid I hated my name and certainly got teased (I’ve been called ‘magenta’ and ‘turquoise’ more times than I could remember) but as I got older I started liking that my name was so unique. Now, whenever I meet people they always say, ‘Wow. Teale Fox is such a cool name!’ which I enjoy.

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As a new year approaches, it's a good time to reflect and plan. We asked COMET staff what they hope to accomplish in 2018. We asked for big, lofty goals, or small things like 'keep my email inbox organized'. Here's what they said:

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With the holiday season upon us, it’s always fun to reflect on what makes this time of year special. We asked COMET staff what were their favorite holiday traditions growing up, and as an adult what do they look forward to.

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COMET Security Super Hero

COMET security is a critical component of our services – providing continuous system access while protecting customer data. The most stringent technologies, protocols and practices are used in our product development. This blog post focuses on login authentication.

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Stating concern for privacy, schools sometimes will not get involved in data sharing with community organizations or initiatives. Although permissible under federal law, the schools struggle with this change – whether from having an insular culture, resistance to change or a fear of increasing liability. The U.S. Department of Education is now providing guidance for how districts can work within the United States’ student-data-privacy law - the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). They recommend that schools understand that integrated data system implementation is a multistep process. Each of the steps should be justified using the appropriate exception written into FERPA.

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