Other Resources for K-12

Model: WV Data Access and Management Guidance

May 16, 2017 | West Virginia Department of Education

Model: WV Data Access and Management Guidance

This guidance document pertains to the education information system at the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE), under the authority of the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE), which contains data on West Virginia schools and districts, including individual student and staff records. This education information system and its data, first implemented in the 1990s, […]

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Model: WI Sharing Information Across Systems

May 16, 2017 | Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Model: WI Sharing Information Across Systems

In general, confidential information may only be shared under one of three conditions: 1) a signed authorization that consents to the release of information, 2) a court order, or 3) authorization of statute. This publication focuses on the third of these three conditions and is designed for educators, law enforcement personnel, juvenile justice and human […]

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Webcams in Classrooms: How Far Is Too Far?

May 16, 2017 | Journal of Law and Education

Webcams in Classrooms: How Far Is Too Far?

The purpose of this article is to discuss why webcams in the classroom, one of the newest approaches to enhancing school security, do not provide an optimal level of safety and are not the best solution to end violence in schools. Webcams are an intrusion into the learning environment masquerading as a safety precaution. School administrators […]

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Video Surveillance Of Special Education Classrooms: Necessary Protections Of Vulnerable Students Or Intrusive Surveillance Of Select Student Populations?

May 15, 2017 | West’s Education Law Reporter

Video Surveillance Of Special Education Classrooms: Necessary Protections Of Vulnerable Students Or Intrusive Surveillance Of Select Student Populations?

This article proceeds as follows: Part I discusses the use of video surveillance as a means to minimize school violence and increase overall school safety in general education student settings. Part II discusses whether students with disabilities are more susceptible to abuse in school and related *577 case law on these issues. Part III provides […]

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On the Block: Student Data and Privacy in the Digital Age

May 15, 2017 | National Education Policy Center

On the Block: Student Data and Privacy in the Digital Age

As legislators develop statutory language and district leaders develop their contracting policies, the authors of this report recommend that they review the comprehensive guidelines detailed in the Electronic Privacy Information Center’s Student Privacy Bill of Rights. They also recommend that policymakers develop policies that encompass not only the privacy of student educational records but also the wide […]

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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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