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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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Model: How is Education Data Used? (Colorado)

May 15, 2017 | Colorado Department of Education

Model: How is Education Data Used? (Colorado)

This guidance helps guide parents, teachers, schools, districts and state leaders as they work together to improve student achievement so all children graduate ready for college and career. While using data effectively to guide improvement in instruction and student achievement, the Colorado Department of Education provides this guide to show how it handles its responsibility to protect student […]

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2004 Forum Guide to Protecting the Privacy of Student Information: State and Local Education Agencies

May 14, 2017 | National Forum on Education Statistics

2004 Forum Guide to Protecting the Privacy of Student Information: State and Local Education Agencies

The primary purpose of this document is to help state and local education agencies and schools develop adequate policies and procedures to protect information about students and their families from improper release, while satisfying the need for school officials to make sound management, instructional, and service decisions. The document was developed under the direction of […]

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Give Me Your Password: The Intrusive Social Media Policies in Our Schools

May 14, 2017 | Catholic University Journal of Law and Technology

Give Me Your Password: The Intrusive Social Media Policies in Our Schools

This Comment argues that social media policies in secondary and postsecondary schools that allow school officials to request or demand students to consent to their social media accounts being accessed or monitored violate the First and Fourth Amendments. This Comment also argues that state legislatures in California and Delaware should enact statutes that would ban […]

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Model: Cultivating Trust in Video Observations

May 14, 2017 | Harvard University Center for Education Policy Research

Model: Cultivating Trust in Video Observations

There is strong public urgency around protecting the privacy of teachers and students. Here is a collection of resources to help institute trustworthy policies, communicate with parents, and protect those who are willing to use video to make a difference in classroom instruction.

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California AB 1584 Compliance Checklist for School District Technology Services Agreements

May 14, 2017 | CETPA and Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP

California AB 1584 Compliance Checklist for School District Technology Services Agreements

Technology services agreements entered into, amended, or renewed by a local education agency on or after January 1, 2015 must include specific requirements. These requirements apply to contracts for services that utilize electronic technology, including cloud-based services, for the digital storage, management and retrieval of pupil records, as well as educational software that authorizes a […]

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SafeGov Boston Parents Survey: Views on technology in the classroom from Boston’s parents

May 12, 2017 | SafeGov

SafeGov Boston Parents Survey: Views on technology in the classroom from Boston’s parents

This survey of parents with school age children in Boston conducted between January 2015 and February 2015 shows that parents see many benefits from in school internet access, with more than 80 percent stating that in-school internet access helps students develop the necessary skills to gain employment and participate in the global economy. However, a majority of parents […]

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Undocumented Students and Families: The Facts

May 12, 2017 | Association of California School Administrators and Fagen Friedman Fulfrost LLP

Undocumented Students and Families: The Facts

This guide is for local education agencies who wish to understand their obligations under student privacy statutes and other Federal laws with respect to undocumented students and their families.

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