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Protecting Our Students: The Need for Audiovisual Monitoring in Special Needs Classrooms

May 15, 2017 | Wayne Law Review

Protecting Our Students: The Need for Audiovisual Monitoring in Special Needs Classrooms

This article argues that audiovisual surveillance should be provided for special needs classrooms in the public school systems, and specifically, that this surveillance should fall under the umbrella of Act (IDEA). This Note will analyze this proposition by first examining IDEA itself as well as its legislative history and judicial interpretation. Next, specific cases seeking the installation of audiovisual monitoring of relief. Finally, […]

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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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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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Software & Information Industry Association Policy Guidelines for Building a Student Privacy Trust Framework

May 15, 2017 | Software and Information Industry Association

Software & Information Industry Association Policy Guidelines for Building a Student Privacy Trust Framework

As policymakers consider the need for additional federal and state regulation, this SIIA policy brief outlines a number of principles and considerations to ensure policies are appropriately targeted and crafted to ensure they do not create any unintended or unnecessary barriers to school operations and digital learning opportunities.

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May 15, 2017 | Software and Information Industry Association

Position Statement: Parental Consent Exemptions

This resource represents the SIIA’s position regarding student data laws: prohibitions in law that prevent – or create confusion about – a parent’s ability to authorize the sharing of data with a child’s tutor do not help students and do not make their data more secure. Instead it will force parents to work around such […]

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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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NCSL Adopted Policy Directive: Student Data Privacy

May 12, 2017 | National Conference of State Legislatures

NCSL Adopted Policy Directive: Student Data Privacy

The National Conference of State Legislatures adopted a policy directive in 2016 on the appropriate role for the federal government on student data privacy (page 51). The short section provides recommendations on important privacy issues.

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