Other Resources for K-12

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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Learning to be Watched: Surveillance Culture at School

May 15, 2017 | National Education Policy Center

Learning to be Watched: Surveillance Culture at School

Digital technologies used by marketers continue to evolve. Sophisticated and personalized, they help ensure that today’s children and adolescents are constantly connected and available to advertisers wherever they may roam. Moreover, because digital technologies enable extensive personalization, they amplify opportunities for marketers to take over not only public space but also individuals’ private space. In […]

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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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Library Records Open to Parental Scrutiny: A New Set of Internet Access Controls for Minors

May 15, 2017 | Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts

Library Records Open to Parental Scrutiny: A New Set of Internet Access Controls for Minors

In Part I, this article surveys the state privacy laws that regulate parental access to minors’ library records, examines administrative and judicial interpretations of these statutes and reports a current legislative trend of allowing increased parental access to minors’ library records. In Part II, this Note questions the constitutionality of granting parental access to minors’ library […]

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FERPA in the Age of Computer Logging: School Discretion at the Cost of Student Privacy

May 15, 2017 | North Carolina Law Review

FERPA in the Age of Computer Logging: School Discretion at the Cost of Student Privacy

This article argues that to preserve student privacy in an increasingly “wired” environment, Congress should amend FERPA to encompass technology issues such as logging. 31 Until Congress acts to update this outdated statute, however, FPCO can and should entitle student logging information to a high degree of protection by legitimately defining computer logs as “education records” […]

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Databasing Delinquency

May 15, 2017 | Hastings Law Journal

Databasing Delinquency

Technological advances in recent decades have enabled an unprecedented level of surveillance by the government and permitted law enforcement to gather, store, and retrieve in real time enormous amounts of data. After nearly a century of limited recordmaking and enhanced confidentiality regarding juveniles, these data collection practices have quickly expanded to include youth. This Article […]

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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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