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Proposed Florida School Safety Policies Undermine Student Privacy

March 26, 2019 | Sara Collins

Proposed Florida School Safety Policies Undermine Student Privacy

In the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last year, state lawmakers and other education stakeholders introduced new measures and recommendations to prevent further violence and ensure students’ safety. While the need for protective measures is clear, all education stakeholders should understand the serious risks to privacy in Florida’s most recent school safety proposals.

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Ensuring School Safety While Also Protecting Privacy

June 7, 2018 | Amelia Vance

Ensuring School Safety While Also Protecting Privacy

Amelia Vance, FPF’s Director of Education Privacy, spoke at the Federal Commission on Student Safety’s Listening Session. She asked that any Commission recommendations include the need for privacy “guardrails” around school safety measures to ensure that student privacy and equity are protected.

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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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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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