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Model: Ohio 2014 Data Privacy Report

May 16, 2017 | Ohio Department of Education

Model: Ohio 2014 Data Privacy Report

Ohio law requires the superintendent of public instruction to submit to the governor and Ohio General Assembly, by Dec. 31, 2014, this report recommending how the Ohio Department of Education is to collect, use and protect student data. The report outlines the types of student records the department collects, how it governs student data management […]

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Model: PA Student Data Access and Use Policy

May 16, 2017 | Pennsylvania Department of Education

Model: PA Student Data Access and Use Policy

The purpose of this policy is to prescribe how data will be collected, maintained and disseminated in compliance with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all organizational units, their agents and staff within the Pennsylvania Department of Education, their authorized agents and any contractors, subcontractors and their agents.

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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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