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Webcams in Classrooms: How Far Is Too Far?

May 16, 2017 | Journal of Law and Education

Webcams in Classrooms: How Far Is Too Far?

The purpose of this article is to discuss why webcams in the classroom, one of the newest approaches to enhancing school security, do not provide an optimal level of safety and are not the best solution to end violence in schools. Webcams are an intrusion into the learning environment masquerading as a safety precaution. School administrators […]

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On the Block: Student Data and Privacy in the Digital Age

May 15, 2017 | National Education Policy Center

On the Block: Student Data and Privacy in the Digital Age

As legislators develop statutory language and district leaders develop their contracting policies, the authors of this report recommend that they review the comprehensive guidelines detailed in the Electronic Privacy Information Center’s Student Privacy Bill of Rights. They also recommend that policymakers develop policies that encompass not only the privacy of student educational records but also the wide […]

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Student Surveillance, Racial Inequalities, and Implicit Racial Bias

May 15, 2017 | University of Florida Levin College of Law

Student Surveillance, Racial Inequalities, and Implicit Racial Bias

This article presents data on school surveillance practices, including an original empirical analysis of restricted data recently released by the U.S. Department of Education after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Paralleling other disturbing trends of inequality in our public school system, these results and other empirical analyses reveal that schools serving primarily students […]

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FERPA in the Age of Computer Logging: School Discretion at the Cost of Student Privacy

May 15, 2017 | North Carolina Law Review

FERPA in the Age of Computer Logging: School Discretion at the Cost of Student Privacy

This article argues that to preserve student privacy in an increasingly “wired” environment, Congress should amend FERPA to encompass technology issues such as logging. 31 Until Congress acts to update this outdated statute, however, FPCO can and should entitle student logging information to a high degree of protection by legitimately defining computer logs as “education records” […]

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The Educational Cost of Schoolhouse Commercialism

May 15, 2017 | National Education Policy Center

The Educational Cost of Schoolhouse Commercialism

This report argues that, often, school-business partnerships are little more than marketing arrangements with little if any educational benefit and the potential to harm to children in a variety of ways. The 2010-2011 Annual Report on Schoolhouse Commercializing Trends considers how commercializing activities in schools harm children educationally.

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Fencing Out Knowledge – Impacts of the Children’s Internet Protection Act 10 Years Later

May 15, 2017 | American Library Association

Fencing Out Knowledge – Impacts of the Children’s Internet Protection Act 10 Years Later

To assess the impact of CIPA implementation on libraries, schools, and their users, this report investigated: • the effects of internet filtering in public libraries and schools, • the effectiveness of CIPA as a policy solution to protect youth from the proscribed content, and • the broader impact of CIPA on achieving educational and social objectives […]

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Louisiana schools struggle with strict privacy law

May 15, 2017 | State Scoop

Louisiana schools struggle with strict privacy law

This article discusses how in Louisiana, a new law bars school districts from sharing personally identifiable information without parental consent, but administrators say the bill goes too far.

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