Higher Ed Archive

Sharing Student Information with Police: Balancing Student Rights with School Safety

May 21, 2017 | American Bar Association

Sharing Student Information with Police: Balancing Student Rights with School Safety

This paper focuses on the body of laws (including FERPA) governing schools’ sharing of student information with police, an issue in both K-12 and higher education, and in both public and private schools.The paper examines the extent to which each area of law forbids, requires, or permits but does not require, schools to share information […]

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Peer Grading and a Student’s Right to Privacy Under FERPA

May 21, 2017 | Journal of Law and Education

Peer Grading and a Student’s Right to Privacy Under FERPA

This article, Johnny Saw my Test Score, So I’m Suing My Teacher: Falvo v. Owasso Independent School District, Peer Grading, and a Student’s Right to Privacy Under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, examines the Tenth Circuit’s decision in Falvo v. Owasso Independent School District, which prohibited teachers in the jurisdiction of the Tenth […]

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Balancing Law Student Privacy Interests and Progressive Pedagogy

May 21, 2017 | Florida International University

Balancing Law Student Privacy Interests and Progressive Pedagogy

This Article analyzes claims over whether FERPA prohibits certain progressive law school academic support methodologies, using the text of the statute, the related regulations, case law from the Supreme Court of the United States and other federal courts, and statements from the Department of Education.

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Stakeholder Engagement Toolkit: Traversing ‘Stakeholder Land’

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Stakeholder Engagement Toolkit: Traversing ‘Stakeholder Land’

This stakeholder engagement toolkit guides readers through “Stakeholder Land,” an imaginary board game that helps SEAs and LEAs develop a strategic approach towards stakeholder engagement. Although not an actual game, this toolkit equips interested parties with a six- step plan that builds towards effective stakeholder engagement. Along with the six steps, the toolkit supplies guiding […]

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State Approaches to Engaging Postsecondary Stakeholders

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

State Approaches to Engaging Postsecondary Stakeholders

The effective engagement of postsecondary stakeholders is crucial to the development of a successful P-20W (preschool through workforce) data system. While many states have mandated postsecondary participation in P-20W systems, all states should cultivate strong relationships among the different P-20W institutions, ensuring that postsecondary stakeholders (e.g., for-profit colleges, four-year universities, community colleges) for instance, share […]

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The Top 10: Student Privacy News (April – May 2017)

May 17, 2017 | Amelia Vance

The Top 10: Student Privacy News (April – May 2017)

The Future of Privacy Forum tracks student privacy news very closely, and shares relevant news stories with our newsletter subscribers.* Approximately every month, we post “The Top 10,” a blog with our top student privacy stories. The Top 10 A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill that would overturn a federal prohibition on tracking the […]

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Student And Employee Legal Issues Facing Private Educational Institutions: Current Challenges And Strategies For Compliance And Defense

May 14, 2017 | Holland & Knight LLP

Student And Employee Legal Issues Facing Private Educational Institutions: Current Challenges And Strategies For Compliance And Defense

This chapter addresses current trends in student- and employee-related legal issues facing private schools, colleges, and universities. These legal issues generally reflect the more transactional nature of relationships with educational institutions and the more demanding expectations for services. Student concerns about the educational environment have focused on conduct, health, and safety, particularly with regard to […]

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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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Workforce DQC Privacy and Security Principles

May 14, 2017 | Workforce Data Quality Campaign

Workforce DQC Privacy and Security Principles

WDQC’s Privacy and Security Principles resource shows ways that data systems can protect individual privacy and promote informed decision making. They are intended to serve as a guideline for local, state, and federal policymakers drafting legislation, as well as data system administrators creating data governance policies.

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Many States Collect Graduates’ Employment Information, but Clearer Guidance on Student Privacy Requirements Is Needed

May 14, 2017 | U.S. Government Accountability Office

Many States Collect Graduates’ Employment Information, but Clearer Guidance on Student Privacy Requirements Is Needed

Postsecondary education plays an important role in producing a skilled workforce able to compete in the global economy. Some stakeholders have suggested that collecting information on graduates’ employment outcomes–whether they are employed in their field of study, for example–will provide better information to help assess the impact of a postsecondary education. The Higher Education Opportunity […]

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