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Biometric Data Collection and RFID Tracking in Schools: A Reasoned Approach to Reasonable Expectations of Privacy

May 15, 2017 | North Carolina Law Review

Biometric Data Collection and RFID Tracking in Schools: A Reasoned Approach to Reasonable Expectations of Privacy

Part I provides an overview of the field of biometrics and RFID technology with emphasis on school-specific applications of the technology. Part II examines the Fourth Amendment issues raised by the proliferation of this technology in schools and details the case law that provides a foundation for analysis. Part III analyzes the competing interests under […]

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Beyond the Schoolhouse Gates: The Unprecedented Expansion of School Surveillance Authority Under Cyberbullying Laws

May 15, 2017 | Case Western Reserve Law Review

Beyond the Schoolhouse Gates: The Unprecedented Expansion of School Surveillance Authority Under Cyberbullying Laws

For several years, states have grappled with the problem of cyberbullying and its sometimes devastating effects. Because cyberbullying often occurs between students, most states have understandably looked to schools to help address the problem. To that end, schools in forty-six states have the authority to intervene when students engage in cyberbullying. This solution seems all […]

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Student Data At Risk: A Multi-Tiered Approach For Massachusetts To Mitigate Privacy Risks While Utilizing Innovative Education Technology In Schools

May 15, 2017 | Journal of High Technology Law

Student Data At Risk: A Multi-Tiered Approach For Massachusetts To Mitigate Privacy Risks While Utilizing Innovative Education Technology In Schools

This article will examine the current landscape surrounding student data privacy and provide recommendations specifically for Massachusetts to better protect students in this unprecedented era of technology. Section II provides a history of how and why cloud technology became so integrated in the school setting, along with an outline of the benefits and risks associated with […]

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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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FERPA Case Studies

May 15, 2017 | US Department of Education

FERPA Case Studies

In December 2011, the U.S. Department of Education released new regulations governing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and supplemental non-regulatory guidance. They provided the following case study to illustrate how specific provisions of FERPA may be implemented.

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P20 WIN Data Governance Policy

May 15, 2017 | P20 WIN Data Governance Committee

P20 WIN Data Governance Policy

This resource is a policy to establish a vision for interagency data sharing and the process and structure for data governance as it pertains to Connecticut’s Preschool through 20 & Workforce Information Network.

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Forum Guide to Crime, Violence, and Discipline Incident Data

May 15, 2017 | National Forum on Education Statistics

Forum Guide to Crime, Violence, and Discipline Incident Data

One goal of the Forum is to improve the quality of education data gathered for use by policymakers and program decisionmakers. An approach to furthering this goal has been to pool the collective experiences of Forum members to produce “best practice” guides in areas of high interest to those who collect, maintain, and use data […]

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Crisis Data Management: A Forum Guide to Collecting and Managing Data about Displaced Students

May 15, 2017 | National Forum on Education Statistics

Crisis Data Management: A Forum Guide to Collecting and Managing Data about Displaced Students

While this guide’s primary audience is Student Information Systems (SIS) data managers, many of the recommendations will also be useful to other staff members responsible for collecting, maintaining, and safeguarding data in education organizations. Members of the organization’s disaster recovery team should become familiar with this document as well.

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The Forum Guide to Data Ethics

May 15, 2017 | National Forum on Education Statistics

The Forum Guide to Data Ethics

Each and every day, educators collect and use data about students, staff, and schools. Some of these data originate in individual student and staff records that are confidential or otherwise sensitive. And even those data that are a matter of public record, such as aggregate school enrollment, need to be accessed, presented, and used in […]

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